This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation with ARCHITECT's Editor in Chief. How can advances in wood construction and sustainability reimagine the future of the built environment? In this session, ARCHITECT explores the efforts of firms CO Adaptive and Lord Aeck Sargent — the latter of which collaborated with The Miller Hull Partnership on the groundbreaking Kendeda Building in Atlanta — to use wood in sustainable ways.

Each panelist will provide a unique look into the reasons why wood was chosen and how it supports the project needs and goals. Learners will have an opportunity to explore how each project utilized wood in a unique way — through adaptive reuse, low-carbon design, and sustainability, and as an educational experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine how the specification of wood supports sustainable building design.
  • Identify best practices for specifying wood in sustainable design projects.
  • Explore why wood was chosen for each project to support the unique experience of the building owners and occupants.
  • Discuss opportunities for increased awareness of wood use in the architecture and design space.

Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of wood applications.