1/24/2018 | Posted at 12:41 pm

Building A Better Box: Density 2.0


Cross-laminated timber’s (CLT) benefits have been evident for years – rivaling concrete and steel in performance, but with a smaller environmental impact.

At GGLO, Principal Ted Panton is advancing the applicability of mass timber in urban environments with the development of a CLT-hybrid system, which can be applied in both conventional  framing and modular project work.  The system integrates the warmth and tactility of cross-laminated timber into multifamily unit design within typical budget expectations.

The concept has the opportunity to transform how urban density is designed and implemented, while stimulating underutilized sectors of our regional economy.  Panton will be presenting his findings at the upcoming International Mass Timber Conference  in Portland, March 20–22, 2018.

GGLO currently has five active projects that utilize the CLT-hybrid system including a 130 unit mixed-use project in San Francisco as well as the Cadence21 project, a 29 unit multifamily project in Seattle’s Central District.