With over 3.5 million square feet of mass timber projects in our portfolio, Pickard Chilton has invested significant time and effort to best understand the unique opportunities mass timber presents while stretching the boundaries of its structural, massing and enclosure design. While each design addresses the challenges specific to the individual project, in return, it allows for the exploration of the near-limitless possibilities of mass timber. Highlighted below are four recent designs where common mass timber design was innovatively challenged to craft experiences tailored to the needs of each client and community.
For millennia, humans have continually sought to present and define their visions for the future world. One of its most striking and imaginative aspects is the portrayal of the built environment in its many varied forms.
Associate Rachel Howlett AIA, WELL AP, recipient of the 2018 Pickard Chilton Traveling Fellowship, recently completed her travels to Sweden and Finland. In support of her thesis, she examined human-scaled spaces, functionality and details of 20th Century Nordic architecture and design as well as their potential applicability to her own daily work.
Rodney Nelson, recipient of the inaugural Pickard Chilton Traveling Fellowship, completed his travels through the Netherlands. He visited several cities to explore exemplar projects that use creative architectural strategies and elements to enhance the human experience through increased daylight.