130 year-old joist from Manhattan warehouse - still structurally sound and fire resistant
Softwood timber for CLT sourced in North America, courtesy of Nordic Structures
Nordic Structures, Six story condominium in the heart of Quebec City
Using sustainably sourced, long-lasting tropical hardwood in NYC for human scale and warmth
Jaguar habitat protected by community managed forest, Guatemala; courtesy WCS
"475 West" High rise in Manhattan; SHoP Architects, Arup Engineers and Spiritos Properties
Fort McMurray Airport; courtesy of Structurlam
Araucaria pines in Andean forest, El Bolson, Argentina
Butler Square Building, Minneapolis warehouse district, built 1909, refurbished 1974
Mass timber CLT construction, courtesy of Nordic Structures
Bet Ha’am Synagogue in South Portland, Maine; Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
Terreform 1 - Plug-in urban ecology farm pod, courtesy of Mitchell Joachim
130 year old heavy timber cantilever in East River adaptive re-use project - ready for another 100 years
NYC's million trees initiative creates small forest pockets
Brooklyn Bridge caison, southern yellow pine, circa 1870; Still under the stone towers today!
Processing tropical timber in a community-run sawmill, Peten, Guatemala
Brooklyn Bridge wooden Promenade boardwalk
WoodWorks 2015 Design Award: SAC Federal Credit Union Headquarters, Leo A Daly Architects
Alaskan cedar water towers on NYC skyline
Nepali forester Deepika Pandy surveys a community-run pit sawmill at 10,000 feet
Giant South American tree ferns in a community-run protected forest
Community forest conservation provides livelihoods and common goals, Central America
Surveying trees in New York City's natural areas; NAC

Call for proposals for our 2016 conference is open.
We’re accepting submissions for presentations and workshops on innovative research and practice related to Wood at Work themes.
Please click here for more information and to submit your proposal.


Wood at Work is a community of practice and annual conference series that brings together leaders in conservation, forestry, industry innovation, policy, architecture, and urban planning to explore today's most advanced ideas, theories, and practices around wood use and forest conservation.

Our mission is to advance the role of wood globally in urban construction, forest conservation, and climate discourse by focusing on the links between sustainable wood use, and the strategies that make sourcing this wood truly beneficial to global conservation efforts and human well-being.

We are currently preparing for our 2016 conference, to take place in late October in New York City; please stay tuned to this site for details.

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We hope you'll join us in this timely and exciting multidisciplinary effort, and we hope to see you in October!


Wood at Work is organized and curated by:

Wildlife Conservation Society    Municipal Arts Society of New York 


Read a summary and see photos of the 2015 conference on Pilot Projects' website and blog.