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“Places of Production: Forest and Factory” is a new publication from the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, in collaboration with the Canadian Wood Council and the woodSMART Program.

Working with Element5 and using their factory expansion plans as impetus, students reimagined the traditionally insular factory building and explored how it could be combined with new and innovative programs to ensure a vital future for places of production in the life of local communities.

How to future-proof the factory and ensure that it could have many lives and future uses was an ongoing discussion throughout the studio.

The publication –– available for free–– provides a platform for further knowledge with accompanying essays from academic and industry experts, as well as the output of the student’s collaborative semester-long research.

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Attention All Graduate Students in Western Canada
Starting January 2021 UBC Okanogan’s School of Engineering offers a new course in advanced design of timber structures, led by Solomon Tesfamariam, geared for students and industry professionals interested in understanding timber products, design of timber structural elements, the fundaments of structural dynamics for timber buildings, and the design of low-rise, mid-rise, and high-rise timber and timber-hybrid buildings. As part of the Western Canadian Deans’ Agreement students from universities in Manitoba to BC are eligible for the course. Click here and enroll now.