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SEAoNY December's Seminar: Designing the Tallest Mass Timber Building in the World

  • 19 Dec 2017
  • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place.
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SEAoNY December's Seminar: 

Designing the Tallest Mass Timber Building in the World

Presented by: Tanya Luthi, PE, Senior Associate, Fast + Epp

The 18-story TallWood House at Brock Commons is the tallest contemporary mass wood building in the world. An exceptional example of the advantages of timber prefabrication, this project aspires to be the model for a future that includes extraordinarily ordinary mass wood buildings. This presentation will introduce the project, discuss the various design approaches considered, and explain the process used to arrive at the final solution. While providing a focused discussion on the structural design and unique engineering challenges, the presenter will also provide an introduction to the fire/life safety approach, construction methods, and project coordination.

December 19th 2017

6:15PM - 8:00PM

 Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place

Speaker Biography

Tanya is a licensed professional engineer and a senior associate at Fast + Epp structural engineers, a Vancouver-based firm known for innovative and architecturally expressive wood structures. She served as project lead on the Mountain Equipment Co-op head office building, one of the largest contemporary timber buildings in Canada. She also co-authored a comprehensive design and construction guide for nail-laminated timber and gives frequent presentations to architects, engineers, and developers on the topic of mass timber buildings. Tanya joined Fast + Epp's Vancouver head office in 2011 and started the firm's New York branch office in early 2016. She has a bachelor's degree in politics from Princeton University and a master's degree in civil engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

1.5 PDH Credits will be offered 

Registration opens at 5:45pm. Seminar begins promptly at 6:15pm

For SEAoNY members, registration is $25 in advance or $35 at the door.

For non-members, registration is $40 in advance or $50 at the door.
For student members, registration is $5.

The event will take place at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place. 



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