Eight architectural practices from across North America are the recipients of the 2019 Emerging Voices awards by the Architectural League of New York. The annual awards program spotlights individuals and firms with distinct design voices.
Opsis Architecture of Portland designed the Oregon Zoo education center with the primary goal of keeping birds safe. The firm used bird-friendly, low-emissivity (low-e) glass with solar control on the building’s facade.
Oregon has become the first state to approve the use of science-based building code requirements for tall mass timber buildings under its Statewide Alternate Method (SAM). The new document, SAM No. 18-01, Tall Wood Buildings, provides prescriptive technical requirements for tall wood buildings ranging from eight to 18 stories, depending on design and construction methods.
The construction of a 12-story cross-laminated timber building planned for Portland, Oregon, has been placed on indefinite hold as a result of changing market conditions, including escalated construction costs and fluctuations in the tax credit market.