SOM Associate Benton Johnson will give a presentation on mass timber at Rice University's School of Architecture on October 5th, as a part of the school's Fall 2016 Lecture Series. Speaking on his work on the Timber Tower Research Project, Johnson will shed light on SOM's recent success in testing a timber-concrete composite material, and will explain this material's viability for the design and construction of high-rise buildings.
Johnson has conducted groundbreaking research on the use of wood in tall buildings, including a proposal for a 42-story timber tower in Chicago. Recently, Johnson has been working in partnership with researchers at Oregon State University to further explore the potential of wooden skyscrapers worldwide. Johnson also served as Lead Engineer on the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE 1.0) demonstration project, the world's largest 3D-printed polymer enclosure and a model for off-grid residential living.
Fall 2016 Lecture Series: Mass Timber
Wednesday, October 5th
Reception 6:00 p.m.; Lecture 7:00 p.m.
Rice University School of Architecture
6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005