Sheine quoted in Guardian on growing use of innovative wood product

December 14, 2015

Department of Architecture Head Judith Sheine is quoted in a The Guardian story about an innovative wood product poised to change how high-rises are built. A twelve-story building in Portland is being constructed with the product, cross-laminated timber, or CLT, which is “lighter, so it goes up easier and faster than concrete does … it’s also quieter in construction,” Sheine told The Guardian. A UO student team from a studio taught by Sheine and Assistant Professor Mark Donofrio recently won an award in a design competition using CLT for a parking garage to be built in Springfield, Oregon.