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Mass Timber in Florida: A Sustainable Design Solution

A collaboration between the LU_Lab and the Florida Forest Service.

Past Events


April 2022
Hosted on the Coral Gables campus, the night of the symposium featured a keynote speech, panel speakers, and focused on the progress of mass timber from small-scale to big-scale projects, and what that entails with current standard procedures and policies.


June 2021

A 3-day workshop program in June of 2021, which was held on-site in Miami that engaged university students, educators, and design/engineering professionals interested in gaining hands-on experience with the CLT construction process, and with the first CLT project in Miami-Dade County.

The event was a collaboration between LU_Lab, Florida Forestry Service and Minimal Impact Engineering.

Symposium: Wood and Everything After

February 2021

During this two-day event, audience members were exposed to the knowledge of leading experts in the mass timber industries of forestry, manufacturing, construction, and design. Through the lens of architecture, we decoded the ecological and economic impacts of the timber industry; discussed wood utilization in construction; challenged antiquated practices; reviewed the past and present works of mass timber design pioneers, and proposed the future of mass timbers and architecture.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Woodworks, AIA Miami, U.S. Forest Service, University of Miami School of Architecture, The Littoral Urbanism Lab.

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