This course will discuss how designers are incorporating more natural wood products into their designs and how Western Red Cedar contributes to this return to nature, the biophilia effect, sustainability, and health and wellness.

It will also examine exterior and interior uses for the product and new Western Red Cedar products have recently entered the market that will transform how the material is used in both residential and commercial buildings.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand design trends that are incorporating more natural wood products, including biophilia and sustainability.
  • Examine both exterior and interior uses for Western Red Cedar, as well as new products that have entered the market.
  • Review options for designing with Western Red Cedar, including grades, profiles, and finishes.
  • Explore a case study where Western Red Cedar was used for its sustainable beauty in a Massachusetts residence.

Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of building with wood.