NPR’s Here & Now Interviews Architect Michael Green on Using Wood in Tall Building Construction

Published By: Here & Now

For more than a century, the designers of tall buildings have used mostly concrete and steel. But advances in structural engineering have sparked new interest among architects in one of the world’s oldest building materials: wood.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with Michael Green, a Vancouver-based architect who says wood is just as strong as concrete or steel — and more sustainable. Click the play button below to listen to the interview.



The seven-story Wood Innovation and Design Centre, designed by Michael Green Architecture, in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. (Courtesy Michael Green Architecture)


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