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Toronto Urban Wood Forum

Veronica Madonna, Principal, Moriyama & Teshima Architects, Tim Svarczkopf of Accsys Technologies, Peter Duckworth-Pilkington, Principal, ZAS Architects + Interiors and Dan Van Haastrecht, Project Manager, Earthscape Play introduced their projects where the nostalgia of wood crossed with education, engineering, modernity, play, safety, new technologies, philosophy, culture and provincial policy.

Discussion topics ranged from the practical to the philosophical – scheduling challenges; modern & ancient techniques for increasing longevity and durability of wood; the mortality and legitimacy of wood as a construction material; and discussing what “real wood” actually means.  The event was a fantastic gathering and we were honoured to participate in the thoughtful discussion.  With thanks to Accoya Wood North America for their leadership and sponsorship.