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You are here: Home Summit EcoBuilding 2015 Archive 2015 Speakers Susan Jones (atelierjones llc) and Sloan Ritchie (Cascade Built)

Susan Jones (atelierjones llc) and Sloan Ritchie (Cascade Built)

Emergence of building technologies that shaped new experiences of space, light, and materiality was a hallmark of early modernism. With the appearance of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) in central Europe in the 1990’s, the opportunity arose again to reconceive spatial and tectonic experiences. Much like the kern-form and kunst-form dialectic that Botticher and Frampton conceptualized, the crude 8’x40’x4” pine panel can be transformed into highly evocative experiences of space and light. Additionally, CLT arose as an alternative to more carbon intensive materials of concrete and steel. Its use promotes timber as a building material that if harvested responsibly, can elevate the region of Cascadia as an innovative culture of highly sustainable strategies. Presented here is a CLT House, construction by Cascade Built and design by atelierjones.
Susan Jones (atelierjones llc) and Sloan Ritchie (Cascade Built)

Cross-Laminated-Timber Investigations

Emergence of building technologies that shaped new experiences of space, light, and materiality was a hallmark of early modernism. With the appearance of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) in central Europe in the 1990’s, the opportunity arose again to reconceive spatial and tectonic experiences. Much like the kern-form and kunst-form dialectic that Botticher and Frampton conceptualized, the crude 8’x40’x4” pine panel can be transformed into highly evocative experiences of space and light. Additionally, CLT arose as an alternative to more carbon intensive materials of concrete and steel. Its use promotes timber as a building material that if harvested responsibly, can elevate the region of Cascadia as an innovative culture of highly sustainable strategies. Presented here is a CLT House, construction by Cascade Built and design by atelierjones.

The CLT House is a modest 1,500 sf single-family house situated on a compact triangular lot across from an alley and parking lot. The house negotiates between the established neighborhood and a commercial strip. The CLT House is built to PassivHaus standards, and will be revealed to the interior domestic spaces. Left almost raw, the CLT is experienced as a beach cabin – evoking a visceral experience of nature.

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Susan Jones, atelierjones llc

Susan catalyzes projects. With design vision and acute sensitivity to context and nuance, Susan also balances superior structure, organization of project vision and implementation into built work. With 27 years of experience, she leads teams of all disciplines seamlessly. In her own firm, she gives every project intense personal attention, from the beginning to long after the clients have moved in. She has long, lasting relationships with her clients, over decades, from the Paramount Theater to Starbucks to Trinity Real Estate who deeply appreciate her large firm structure and rigor with her small firm focus on design and personal relationships.

Sloan Ritchie, Cascade Built

Sloan Ritchie is the founder of Cascade Built and a pioneer in Seattle’s residential green building market. A LEED accredited and Passive House certified builder, Sloan draws upon his understanding of building science and decade of experience as a green builder to construct the city’s most energy-efficient, high performance, and long-lasting homes. His mission is to change the way homes are built in Seattle and the way people in these homes think about their quality of life. He seeks to educate consumer audiences on benefits of choosing a high-performance, Passive House-constructed home, and refute myths that prevent the benefit of green homes from being realized.

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