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Excitement builds about possibility of local wood use for Cross-Laminated Timber (Oct 22nd, 2015)

Cross-Laminated Timber

The Republican and Masslive reported today about Peggi Clouston’s recent grant: AMHERST – Peggi Clouston gets almost giddy when she talked about the cross laminated timber beam that was on display at the celebration of the new $52 million design building at the University of Massachusetts. The associate professor of environmental conservation at UMass is hoping […]

UMass celebrates new Design Building’s construction (Oct 22nd, 2015)

Wood structure cutaway

On Friday, October 16th, 2015, UMass campus officials, local politicians, faculty and students celebrated a belated “ground-breaking” for the new UMass Design Building. This event was covered by the Daily Hampshire Gazette, the Republican, and WWLP. UMass University Relations also produced the video shown below, in which the chancellor and the three program and department leaders elaborate on […]

Clouston and Schreyer awarded $390k NSF grant to study local CLT (Aug 18th, 2015)


Peggi Clouston (PI) has just been awarded a $390k grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study local Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). She will share this award with co-PIs Sanjay Arwade from CEE and Alexander Schreyer, also from BCT. This grant was issued through the NSF‐CMMI-Structural and Architectural Engineering (SAE) Program. The goal of the project is […]

Crowdfunding Campaign Underway for Wood on the Plaza Project (Aug 6th, 2015)


Together with her graduate students, BCT Associate Professor Peggi Clouston is starting a crowdfunding campaign to turn the idea of a 30-foot wooden gridshell into reality. The project involves a large public art exhibition on Wood Architecture and Engineering to be held on the Plaza of the UMass Fine Arts Center. The plan is to build a […]

BCT banner on Design Building features our graduate students (Jun 10th, 2015)


The BCT banner, one of three “occupant” banners now up on the construction fence for the Design Building, features prominently PhD student Hamid Kaboli, M.Arch. student Albert Sanchez, and Associate Professor Peggi Clouston – all deeply engrossed in their work on a timber gridshell. You can also see a nice rendering that shows what the interior […]