San Francisco Chronicle — "Timber! SF’s next architectural trend could be eco-friendly buildings made of wood"

"Touted by boosters as an eco-friendly alternative to concrete and steel, with a tactile warmth that theoretically makes for a more nurturing workplace, large buildings of structural timber have developed a cult following. . . There’s also the novelty of being an early user of a renewable resource that, when harvested properly, has a smaller carbon footprint than traditional commercial buildings. . . The most visually striking of the projects will be the one at California College of the Arts. Designed by Studio Gang, each pavilion will have outdoor walkways within diagonal seismic braces made of wood as well. The 11-foot-deep walkways also shade the classrooms from direct sunlight, helping to trim energy demands."

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