Friends and Partners of New Paradigm Design Workshop
Whole Trees Architecture and Structures
Did you know that trees are stronger than milled lumber, and that peeled timbers rivals steel's strength-to-weight ratio? Whole trees are a commercially viable, far more responsible, and much more exciting alternative to steel construction. Whole Trees Architecture and Structures makes that possible.
USDA Forest Products Lab
Aldo Leopold was once the assistant director, and you can thank this place for wood panel products and frame construction as we know them. They publish the Wood Handbook, establish standards for shatter-resistant baseball bats, and study smashed trusses in a state-of-the-art subterranean research facility.
A collaboration of Brandon Clifford and Wes McGee, “Matter Design is dedicated to re-engaging the discipline of Architecture with the nuances of matter in the digital era." They do it so well.