LWA Presents at Architectural Boston Expo 2020

LWA’s Tom Chung, Winfred Ann Stopps, Kevin Bell, Ashley Rao, Juliet Chun and, Zhanina Boyadzhieva presented at the 2020 virtual Architectural Boston Expo on December 2nd and 3rd. The presentations will be accessible through March 31, 2021. See below is the list of presentation of our Colleagues that are still available to watch:

Mass Timber Construction: What, Why and How

High-Performance Adaptive Reuse; A Case Study

Patterns & Screens – Functional Facades by Design

Girl Uninterrupted: Trends from Coast to Coast

Addressing Challenges of Mass Timber Design and Construction





2020 AIA COTE Top Ten Award honors John W. Olver Building

Conferred by the AIA Committee on the Environment, the COTE® Top Ten Awards is the industry’s best-known award program for sustainable design excellence. Each year, ten innovative projects are recognized for their integration of design excellence with environmental performance.

The Olver Building exemplifies the University of Massachusetts’ commitment to sustainable and innovative design with its LEED Gold certification and demonstration of emerging wood construction technologies.  Bringing together the previously dispersed Departments of Architecture, Building Construction Technology, and Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning, the John W. Olver Design Building fosters multidisciplinary collaboration and expressively integrates building, landscape architecture, and building technology.

Addressing not only operational energy use, but also reducing the embodied energy of the building itself, the Olver building features an innovative use of engineered timber structure.   The largest cross-laminated timber (CLT) academic building in the United States, the Olver building demonstrates the sustainability, economy, and beauty of mass timber as a building material and renewable resource.

Learn more about the award-winning sustainable features of the John W. Olver Design Building: