Facades posted Leers Weinzapfel Associates’ UMass Amherst building mixes mass timber and copper-anodized aluminum.

“A series of sculptural, three-dimensional trusses span the building’s largest space using the material efficiency of a truss geometry while composite CLT panels span between the trusses to provide the necessary support for the enclosed roof garden and its intensive green roof with up to 18 inches of soil and New England snowdrift loading conditions,” Tom Chung said.

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