Codes + Standards
In 2015, a client approached Scott Simons Architects and Thornton Tomasseti/Becker Structural Engineers about relocating their offices to Portland, Maine. From the start, the project had progressive goals and a forward-thinking attitude about sustainability, workspace design, and implementing architecture into the office culture.
With a team containing a depth of prior collaborative experience, and a client willing to consider innovative solutions, a mass timber approach presented some unique opportunities. The project offered a reduced carbon footprint and a technology that connected back to the company’s historical roots in the Maine timber and agricultural economy.
The completed project realized the client’s goals and became a point of pride. They now find themselves frequently hosting events and tours for groups looking for new approaches to creating work environments.
Delving into practical and technical considerations, this workshop will provide insight from one team’s experiences successfully implementing a Mass Timber commercial building in Maine.