Third Biannual Conference for Timber In The City 10/4- 10/5

Timber in the City: Opportunities for Architecture and Urbanism


The third biannual timber conference hosted by Parsons School of Design and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council.

Timber has the potential to play a vital role in the design and creation of healthy and vibrant urban space on a large scale. This conference will look critically at the current use of mass timber and speculate on the opportunities that the material brings to architecture and urbanism. With voices from multiple disciplines, the goal is to build upon the present discourse around mass timber with an inquiry about the implications for architecture and design; health and material research; and global urbanization and climate change. The conference runs in parallel with the Timber in the City 3 Student Design Competition.



October 4, from 6pm – 8pm

October 5, from 10am – 8pm


REGISTRATION: please visit



Opening Keynote: Andrew Waugh, Waugh, Thistleton Architects

Michelle Roelofs, Arup NY

Tom Chung, Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Merritt Bucholz, Bucholz McEvoy Architects

Chris Sitzenstock, Google/Sidewalk Labs

David Linehan, Lotus Equity

… Stay tuned for more!