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Miami Resilience: Strategizing On Timbers Role in Sustainable Urbanism

February 4, 2020 – 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Miami, FLMiami, FL


The LU_Lab and WoodWorks are partnering to host a workshop discussing the advancements of wood building techniques and to answer questions surrounding wood architecture in Florida. This discussion serves as an introduction to an ongoing dialogue that aims to identify and develop novel ways to integrate mass timber materials and methods into South Florida’s building industry. The goal is to ensure students and practitioners have the knowledge needed to pursue solid wood construction given the unique climatic and construction requirements in Florida. Please register by January 27th.


  • Introduction: All That is Solid, University of Miami School of Architecture LU_Lab
  • Mass Timber Construction: Products, Performance and Design: Jeff Peters, Regional Director, WoodWorks
  • Facilitated Table Discussions: LU_Lab + Woodworks

Click here to view and register for the evening event: Miami Resilience: Presentations + Social Hour

Why Attend?

South Florida, in particular the city of Miami is facing inexorable changes through population growth, urban development and environmental conditions. These changes will require architects, engineers, contractors and developers to explore new techniques and methods ranging from material consumption through building assembly techniques. The forest which covers approximately 40% of the state of Florida may be a key resource to a longer term future for South Florida inhabitants.

The University of Miami’s Littoral Urbanism Lab [LU_Lab] housed at the School of Architecture was awarded a Wood Innovations Grant from the U.S. Forest Department to explore and educate Floridians about the potentials of wood architecture. The All That is Solid: Platforms for Wood Innovation Project will bring together key constituents from forestry, development, architects and engineers through education, outreach, and construction within the state of Florida. The project impact is the long term advancement of solid wood products opening up new markets in Florida while working to expand existing wood industry networks and supporting the U.S. industry partners.



On-site Check-in: 11:45 am
Lunch & Presentation: 12:00 pm
Program Concludes: 2:30 pm
Lunch: Included in the cost


Pérez Art Museum Miami, Hoffman Boardroom 3rd Floor
1103 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

Parking: Paid self-parking is available in the museum garage

Map & Directions


Attendees will qualify for 1 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 1 PDH credits or 0.1 ICC credits.

Professional Development Certificates (AIA/CES and ICC) will be emailed to attendees within 24 hours of the event. Please print a copy for your records.

Click here to view and register for the evening event:Miami Resilience: PechaKucha Presentations + Social Hour



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No need to print a ticket after you register – a name badge will be waiting for you at onsite check-in.

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite’s fee, which varies by state, is nonrefundable.


February 4
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Event Category:


Pérez Art Museum
Miami, FL United States

WoodWorks offers a wide range of in-person and online training opportunities, from Wood Design Symposiums that include concurrent seminars and a trade show, to half-day workshops, lunchtime seminars and webinars.