Michigan State University is at the forefront of mass timber trends on campus and as it explores opportunities for industry development in Michigan and industry enhancement across the United States.
The first mass timber building in Michigan is being built on MSU's campus around the former Shaw Lane Power Plant, adjacent to Spartan Stadium. The two new mass timber wings will offer 117,000 square feet of modern teaching labs and are expected to open in spring 2020.
Additionally, faculty in the Department of Forestry and School of Planning, Design and Construction are researching lignin-based adhesives, predictive construction cost and time tools for mass timber buildings, and inclusion of salvaged lumber content in mass timber, all in an effort to support the growth of mass timber in the domestic architecture, engineering and construction industry.
MassTimber@MSU is thrilled to announce that MSU and its five project partners have won a Forest Stewardship Council Leadership award for the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility - Michigan’s first mass timber building.
MSU's The State News recently interviewed MassTimber@MSU Director, Sandra Lupien, about how sustainable mass timber forms the structure of the new STEM Teaching and Learning Facility and why that matters.
Published on October 25, 2021
Design and Build Award acknowledges university, project team for creating the state’s first mass timber building
Published on September 29, 2021
The September 29, 2021 Policy Pathways to Mass Timber for Michigan Webinar.
Published on September 17, 2021
MSU held a festive ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility - Michigan's first Mass Timber building.
Published on September 15, 2021
Sandra Lupien, Director of MassTimber@MSU appeared on the State of the State Podcast in September, 2021.
Published on August 25, 2021
August 25, 2021, MassTimber@MSU Director, Sandra Lupien joined the MSU Extension’s Land Use and Planning program’s monthly Tribal Planners lunch to provide an introduction to Mass Timber.
Published on December 1, 2020 by Metropolis
Published on November 13, 2020 by Fast Company
Published on November 11, 2020 by Green Biz
Published on October 7, 2020 by mlive
A timber revival - Code changes and evolving priorities give contractors opportunity in wood building
Published on October 5, 2020 by On-Site