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Nov 30, 2018

Turning Imagined Designs into Constructed Reality with Robots

Over the course of a year, Perkins+Will's Building Technology Lab designed, programmed, and implemented a robotic arm that communicates digital models into fabricated structures. The robot, equipped with drills, saws, and nail guns built a 14' tall 20' wide pavilion for the Greenbuild Expo in 54 hours. Read More +

Mar 21, 2018

Why Wood? A Look at Vancouver’s Skytrain Stations

Vancouver's rapid transit stations are known for their soaring yet cozy aesthetic, due in large part to the use of wood. One of Perkins+Will's thought leaders in Vancouver reflects on our decades of work for the Skytrain system, and what it can teach the industry. Read More +

Nov 17, 2017

Mass Timber: A Primer and Top 5

Wood is gaining momentum as a modern construction material. Instead of limiting wood to low-rise, light frame application, we can now reimagine wood as an advanced structural system that produces communities with greater speed, efficiency and resilience. But what is mass timber and what unique advantages does it afford? We share our top five things you need to know. Read More +