Matt Burgermaster wins AIA award for Mass Timber structure

SCE faculty Matt Burgermaster is an award winner in the AIA New Jersey’s 2019 Design Competition. His project, REFORESTED, is a wilderness lodge located in a former logging zone near the Appalachian Trail in the remote backcountry woods of Maine. The structure is an open elemental pavilion constructed of locally-harvested mass timber components and designed for disassembly, relocation, and reconfiguration at other lodge locations in the region.  It challenges the romantic idea of an “untouched” nature by reimagining traditional relations between resource conservation and consumption as integral parts of a circular economy.