"Expanding the use of mass timber is a critical component to achieving New York City’s carbon reduction targets, including reducing embodied carbon emissions for new buildings, infrastructure, and major retrofits by 50 percent. As building innovation advances, prefabricated technologies like mass timber offer a nimbler and more integrated way to construct today’s buildings and deconstruct them in the future, with potential to sequester carbon and turn our cities into carbon sinks. Delivering successful mass timber projects requires critical considerations of code compliance, fire safety, and structural integrity to scale in NYC. Operated by NYCEDC and The Mayor's Office of Climate and Environmental Justice (MOCEJ), the NYC Mass Timber Studio aims to build capacity across the industry and unlock the full potential impacts of utilizing mass timber in lieu of more carbon intensive construction materials.

The inaugural cohort of projects span building sizes and programs, from community centers to residential and industrial development. Register to learn more from the project teams as they investigate key mass timber focus areas, such as navigating regulatory frameworks within New York City’s Construction Codes, driving innovative project delivery, assessing technical feasibility, designing for community and equity, and advancing sustainability and resiliency, and push their projects to realization." (excerpt from NYC EDC)

Brooklyn Public Library New Lots Branch – East New York, Brooklyn
Brooklyn Brooklyn Public Library
MASS Design Group
Marble Fairbanks Architects
Envoie Projects
TYLin | Silman Structural Solutions

Hillside Avenue – Jamaica, Queens
Curtis + Ginsberg Architects
MURAL Real Estate Partners
Buro Happold
Rodney D. Gibble Consulting Engineers

Hoek Place – Red Hook, Brooklyn
Urban Terrains Lab
TYLin | Silman Structural Solutions
Veneklasen Associates

Mass Timber in Harlem – Harlem, Manhattan
Magna & York
Sage and Coombe
DCI Engineers

1160 Flushing Avenue – Bushwick, Brooklyn
BEB Capital
dencityworks | architecture
Evergreen Exchange

The Grafted Home – Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Algoma and Neighbor

Walter Gladwin Recreation Center – Tremont, Bronx
TYLin | Silman Structural Solutions
NYC Department of Design and Construction (NYC DDC)
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks)

Organized by
NYC Economic Development Corporation; NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice; NYC Department of Buildings; AIA New York; WoodWorks; US Forest Service; Softwood Lumber Board