Welcome to a special episode of the Construction Record podcast brought to you by naturally:wood, British Columbia’s information centre about sustainable forestry, tree species, green building and design.
In today’s episode I’m speaking with Ray Wolfe, an architect and partner at ThinkSpace Architecture Planning and Interior Design and a contributing author of “Design Options for Three and Four-Storey Wood School Buildings in British Columbia,” a report prepared by thinkspace and fast + epp for the Canadian Wood Council and Wood Works! BC.
The report looks into the need for taller wood-based institutional buildings like schools particularly in cities like Vancouver where real estate is at a premium. Wolfe also goes into the other benefits of wood construction both for schools and other buildings and the progress made as wood becomes a more prevalent choice for construction of many different types of structures.