“Emerge” Bauman Tree Farm Retreat
“Emerge” is the third in a series of five design-build projects for the Bauman Tree Farm near Eugene, Oregon. Collectively, these projects will demonstrate diverse used of timber in a range of forestry settings. Each project will enhance direct learning of the farm’s education program through tactile, phenomenological, and special qualities of architecture. Through design-build, “Emerge” is able to integrate architecture with an ongoing discourse on contemporary forestry practices and changes in the construction industry. The project is the focus of a summer design-build studio that engages both undergraduate and graduate architecture students in the broader issues of timber production and processing within the Pacific Northwest. The location of the project is aligned with the academic challenges of exposing students to emerging methods of mass timber construction – Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) in particular. The course includes study tours of lumber mills, namely D.R. Johnson in nearby Riddle, which is currently the sole CLT production facility in the US. These technical issues are complemented with knowledge of sustainable forestry practices from presentations by the non-profit organizations Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) and Forests Today & Forever (FTF), along with the forestry departments of Oregon State University.
David Rogelio Alcala , Alfredo Vera F, Virginia Michelle Gormley, Ruslan White, Eric Lee Engler, Danielle Alexa Durham, Devin Bayles McLean, Scott Christopher Kenny, Justin Philip DeFields, Darian Johnathon Scott, Kristen Michelle Schulte, Joseph Roy Croghan, Hanna Christy
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: PCS Structural
CONTRACTOR: Justin Austen Design
CLIENTS: Bauman Tree Farm
CLT: D.R. Johnson
ADVISOR: Kim Larkin MXD Arts