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Mass Timber Today Podcast Episode 07: Carol Phillips: Jill of All Trades – Mastering Collaboration for Architectural Innovation

November 9, 2023

DIALOG’s Craig Applegath, Partner and architect, and Dr. Anne Koven, Director, Mass Timber Institute, are hosts of Mass Timber Institute’s podcast, Mass Timber Today, where they sit down with guests to examine the intersection between engineering, construction, design, and forestry.

Episode 7 | Carol Phillips: Jill of All Trades – Mastering Collaboration for Architectural Innovation

In the latest podcast episode, Anne Koven interviews Carol Phillips, Partner, Moriyama Teshima Architects. Carol has extensive experience in designing with various construction materials, with a particular focus on low carbon and mass timber. Together, they explore the potential environmental impacts of increased mass timber adoption, including the effects on forests.

Carol shares insights from her work on the George Brown’s Limberlost Place project, discussing its inspiration and the multifaceted role an architect plays in managing innovative projects like Limberlost Place. Additionally, Anne and Carol delve into the evolving landscape of the architectural profession, driven by shifting paradigms and emerging technologies.

The conversation highlights the significance of sustainability in mass timber construction, the profound human connection to wood, along with the environmental benefits it offers, and the involvement of Indigenous communities in construction and resource utilization and management.

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About Mass Timber Today

Created by the Mass Timber Institute at the University of Toronto’s John H. Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, the Mass Timber Today podcast series explores the opportunities and challenges of sustainable mass timber construction.

One on one interviews are conducted by hosts, Dr. Anne Koven and Craig Applegath. Anne is the co-founder and Director of the Mass Timber Institute, an Honourary Registered Professional Forester; and Craig Applegath is a Founding Partner at DIALOG. Anne and Craig sit down with guests to explore their insights about mass timber technology. The podcast aims to be a platform for a conversation amongst foresters, architects, engineers, builders, Indigenous community members, and developers.


Lead image: Zero Carbon Hybrid Timber Supertall Prototype