63: CLT | Mississippi Workshop

48m 48s |
In this episode, Cherise is joined by Ben Waechter, Principal Architect and Alexis Coir, Project Manager both from Waechter Architecture in Portland, Oregon. They discuss Mississippi Workshop in Portland, Oregon.

Mississippi Workshop is a mixed-use, mass timber building located on a prominent commercial avenue in Portland. The project was designed, developed, and built by Waechter Architecture as a proving ground for sustainable building systems and ‘all-wood’ construction technologies, and as a forum for new creative conversations.

Mississippi is the first commercial project in Oregon to use mass timber for all components of the building’s structure and spatial definition. Other than an exterior ‘rain jacket’ of weathering steel and radiant concrete flooring, all surfaces within the building are exposed wood without the need for additional finishes or fireproofing.


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Cherise Lakeside, FCSI, CDT
Senior Spec Writer | RDH Building Science
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Ben Waechter
Principal Architect | Waechter Architecture
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Alexis Coir
Project Manager | Waechter Architecture