Joseph Mayo

Joseph Mayo



“I’m an architect, author and researcher of wood building. I’ve worked with CLT and have been involved in city and state coalitions to go beyond the building code with wood. Please see my book Solid Wood: Mass Timber Architecture, Technology and Design, and let’s talk timber!”

Joseph Mayo is an architect in Seattle and author of the first book devoted solely to mass timber commercial buildings. At Mahlum, he advised on the first installation of Oregon-made structural cross-laminated timber (CLT) in the country at Western Oregon University’s Richard Woodcock Education Center. He recently completed a series of three CLT classroom buildings in Washington State. An advocate for the use of mass timber, Joe has worked with the City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development, and Washington State non-profit Forterra to lead investigations into the use of wood that transcends current building codes. He has also been a jury member for wood design awards, served on local and national AIA committees, co-authored a research paper exploring the economic viability of tall wood buildings, and assisted in teaching mass timber courses.

Joe holds a Master of Architecture from University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from University of Washington.