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The Rise of Cross Laminated Timber



The Hawthorne

In the heart of San Mateo, California, a construction is underway on the Hawthorne and its turning heads in the world of multi-family residential development. We're thrilled to share some recent images of the building, a testament to innovation, sustainability, and the future of construction. Working closely with our valued client, Wilson Meany, we're proud to be pioneers in the region, utilizing cross-laminated timber (CLT) to shape the future of multi-family residential construction. This bold move is not just about constructing buildings; it's about redefining our relationship with the environment, efficiency, and aesthetics.


Building for a Sustainable Future

At the core of the Hawthorne lies a commitment to sustainability. As one of the first multi-family projects in the region to embrace CLT, we're making substantial strides in reducing our carbon footprint. Timber, being a renewable resource, stores carbon, acting as a carbon sink. By choosing CLT over traditional construction materials, we're helping to combat climate change while creating a structure that's resilient and efficient.


Faster, Smarter, Greener

The benefits of CLT extend beyond sustainability. One of the most striking advantages is the speed it brings to construction. CLT panels are precision-engineered off-site, ensuring quality, and minimizing on-site construction time. This accelerated timeline not only means cost savings but also faster project completion, which benefits both builders and future residents.



Aesthetics and Versatility

CLT is not just about function; it's about form too. The natural warmth and beauty of wood add an inviting touch to the building. Moreover, CLT's versatility enables architects to push the boundaries of design, resulting in unique and visually appealing multi-family residential buildings. Open floor plans, long spans, and large openings are now within reach, giving architects the creative freedom to craft spaces that resonate with residents.



The Future of Multi-Family Residential Construction

We firmly believe that CLT is more than just a trend; it's a sustainable choice that will shape the future of multi-family residential construction. The Hawthorne project is a shining example of what's possible when innovation, sustainability, and design converge. As the world shifts towards greener and more efficient construction practices, CLT is poised to lead the way.


Acknowledging the Experts

Behind every visionary project, there are dedicated teams that turn dreams into reality. We extend our deepest gratitude to the remarkable teams at Johnstone Moyer, Inc., Gurnet Point Construction, and Peoples Associates Structural Engineers. Their expertise, dedication, and tireless effort have been instrumental in bringing the Hawthorne to life. Together, we've not just built a structure; we've created a symbol of what's achievable when sustainability and innovation join forces.



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