Join us for a hardhat tour of the UA Stadium Drive Residence Halls. The Stadium Drive Residence Halls, comprising a 202,027-square-foot, 708-bed facility at the University of Arkansas, is the nation’s first large-scale mass timber residence hall project and living learning setting. A design collaborative led by Leers Weinzapfel Associates (Boston), Modus Studio (Fayetteville, AR), Mackey Mitchell Architects (St. Louis), and OLIN (Philadelphia), created the project, now under construction. Crafted with a palette of timber, glass, and metal, it is a bold demonstration of sustainability that signifies a path to potential economic development for Arkansas’s burgeoning timber industry.
“Cross-laminated timber — the most prevalent form of ‘mass timber’ — is a form of ‘super-plywood,’ that is, massive panels made of layers of dimensioned lumber adhered at 90 degree angles to each other,” said Peter MacKeith, dean of the Fay Jones School. “The entire laminate meets structural, fire, seismic, health and other required building code specifications, as must any construction material — and possesses great versatility in design and construction applications. On top of that, wood is a renewable resource — forests can be sustainably managed, harvested and regrown.
Join us afterward for a networking social sponsored by Nabholz Construction.
Led by: John Strack, Nabholz and Chris Baribeau, Modus Studio
CEU: 1 AIA sd/HSW and 1 GBCI (Non-LEED Specific)
Cost: Free to USGBC members, $10 for nonmembers
Parking is extremely limited. Bring a friend and carpool.