Growing Schools: The Feasibility of Mass Timber K-12 Schools in Washington State

A few years ago, we wondered why more mass timber K-12 schools, especially larger and multi-story structures, were not being built in Washington State. To find answers to these questions, we formed an expert mass timber team comprised of Mahlum staff and consultant firms, submitted a proposal to the USDA/US Forest Service for a Wood Innovations Grant, and embarked on a two-year long study.

We Stand with our Staff in Denouncing AAPI Hate Crimes

Violence and racism against Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are deeply entrenched in the history of the United States.  We stand with our staff in denouncing the recent string of murders and attacks, the latest manifestation of the longstanding history of violence and hate against Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). 

A Vision for Transformation

As a firm dedicated to promoting a deep sense of community within our work, Mahlum was humbled by the vision for transformation brought to us by our client for the Our Home – Cathedral Park cohousing community, and are honored to be collaborating with Our Home Inclusive Community Collaborative (ICC) on this project.

Seattle Design Festival: Listen Now

As a partnered program of the 2020 Seattle Design Festival, Listen Now is a project that engages family, friends and neighbors by gathering their personal stories about times when they truly felt connected with someone who was different from themselves.

It’s Time for a Meaningful Change

We can no longer remain silent. Our communities are suffering. The killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Manuel Ellis and the endless acts of racism and injustice in our society remind us of how far we are from realizing a world where each of us is able to feel safe in our communities – free of fear, discrimination, and oppression.