Architect Michael Green kicked off the Wood at Work 2018 conference with his lecture “Evolutions and solutions; MGA and Katerra’s explorations, systems and typologies in mass timber.” The presentation was followed by a conversation with Wood at Work founder Scott Francisco about the latest ideas, innovations and challenges of wood urbanism.
Michael founded Michael Green Architecture in 2012 with a focus on advanced wood buildings that support community, health and the environment. Michael is known for his research, leadership and advocacy in promoting the use of wood in the built environment lecturing internationally on the subject. In addition to MGA, Michael founded the not-for-profit school DBR | Design Build Research to focus on progressive architecture, research, education and innovation. Based in Vancouver, BC, Michael and his team strive to contribute to meaningful and sustainable change in building through innovation in construction sciences and design.
Michael is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and has been honoured with North America’s most prestigious awards, including 2 RAIC Innovation Awards and 3 Governor General’s Medals (the highest awards for a Canadian architect), as well as numerous North American Wood Design Awards and International Interior Design Awards. In 2014, Michael received an honourary doctorate degree from the University of British Columbia.
Wood at Work 2018 is the fourth annual conference of global innovators linking the use of wood with urbanization, architecture, climate change, forestry and forest conservation. The two-day event included talks, demonstrations, tours, samples, models and hands-on activities. This year’s event was hosted by the University of Toronto‘s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design and the Faculty of Forestry in partnership with the Mass Timber Institute of Ontario.