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Mid-Rise Design: Optimizing Size, Maximizing Value

March 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

  • In Person
  • Online

Regional Online & In-Person Event (San Francisco, CA)

As cities seek increased density as a way to address urban population growth, many building designers and developers are looking to mid-rise wood construction as a cost-effective, code-compliant and sustainable solution. This presentation will cover some of the design considerations associated with mid-rise wood-frame buildings, including how to maximize height and area through the use of sprinklers, open frontage, sloping sites, podiums and mezzanines. Construction types will be reviewed, with an emphasis on opportunities for wood use in types III and V.


Attendees can Earn 1 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 1 PDH credits or 0.1 ICC credits, per session


Speaker: Chelsea Drenick, SE | WoodWorks


In-Person Attendees:

Please check-in 30 minutes before the presentation begins.

Join us after the presentation for snacks and networking.



AIA SF/Center for Architecture + Design

140 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94104, United States

1st floor

Map & Parking

Montgomery BART Station


Online Attendees:

  • WoodWorks will send each attendee a certificate of completion within 2 weeks via email.
  • Please note that to receive a certificate, attendees must stay for the duration of the event.


For questions or additional information, please contact:

Jaime Krohn, CMP | | (312) 841-8272


Image: Mosaic Gardens at Westlake, Lahmon Architects, Labib Funk + Associates, photo Benny Chan

This is part 1 of the “Demystifying Timber Construction Types” series that is offered online and at the Center of Architecture + Design, AIA SF.

Part Two | April 11, 2024

Mid-Rise Mass Timber: Navigating Construction Type Selection

Part Three | May 9, 2024

New Code Provisions for Tall Timber Structures in California


March 7
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
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AIA SF/Center for Architecture + Design
140 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States