Lever Architecture

Developer Earns $1.5M Grant for Timber Tower Design

The USDA Softwood Lumber Board and Binational Softwood Lumber Council U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize competition is helping uncover and fund the best new technologies relating to mass timber construction. One of the two winning entries, dubbed Framework (right), reflects the ethos of farm-to-frame, a way to create a symbiosis between urban development and the region’s agricultural industry. “Being in a wood building is a great experience,” says Thomas Robin, LEVER Architecture and leader of the winning team. “People love to live and work in wood buildings and if we can find a way to create product that’s sustainable, less impactful and a great experience—especially in places where we have res