Render of architecture model one

Published: 2023

/ Student Work

Woods Working

Once trees are sawn into boards they are looked at as lifeless objects – commodities, tools, construction units – which are used with little to no consideration of the living being they were and still are a part of. This project reframes the working of wood as an active reading process with the capacity to complicate our understanding of time. The program engages novice woodworkers with more seasoned craftsmen while gently revealing to them the, at times, intimidating craft. Dense, massive timber structures evoke a depth of time, while an airy glulam canopy provides light and creates semi-transparent boundaries. Through grounding visitors in time and engaging them with each other across temporal gaps, the center fosters wellness and joy within an intergenerational community.


Craig Hudson


Neal Robinson