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Presented by:

  • Mindful Consuming

  • DCI Engineers

  • Studio Kër

  • Simpson Strong-Tie

  • Design Team: Michael Bennett, Caleb Matheson, Ruth True, Kristin Albrecht, Colin Camacho

    Michael Bennett, the Seahawks legend and now budding designer, believes that architecture, design, and public works of art have the powerful potential to foster communion of one’s private emotions and ideas in a public setting. With the installation Converging Realms, he aims to inspire, encourage, and support the strategic design and (re)design of communities — structurally and socially — within the fabric of our society. Ask questions, be challenged, and help co-create a deeper community architecture not bound by walls and current norms.

    Come learn more about the benefits, potential, and future of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) in designing our communities while also adding personal questions and feedback so we can collectively grow and deepen our collective mindfulness regarding structure of all types.

    Materials: Vaagen Timbers

    Hardware: Simpson Strong-Tie

    Builders/Install team: Dolan Construction Inc.

    Along with Mindful Consuming’s Ruth True, Michael Bennett will be hosting live podcast panel recordings + Q&As that feature multidisciplinary changemakers within other fields. These curious creators are actively asking questions and addressing solutions as they tackle a wide range of challenges. Podcast schedule as follows:

    Saturday 11am — CLT, The Present & Potential featuring:

    Susan Jones: FAIA, LEED BD+C, founder of atelierjones, renowned CLT architect and national leader in the mass timber community
    Rico Quirindongo: Director of Seattle’s Office of Planning & Community Development, relentless advocate for empowering communities to have a positive influence through design
    Ethan Martin: DCI Engineers, co-founder of the International Mass Timber Conference with Forest Business Network in Portland

    Sunday 11am — Curiosity & Consumption Part 1 featuring:

    Kristen Albrecht: President of Nube (clothing and apparel company focused on sustainability and circularity), Co-Founder of Ravel (science-focused company creating a localized circular economy for apparel), MBA in in sustainable solutions
    Martellus Bennett: artist and former NFL player

    Sunday 12:15pm — Curiosity & Consumption Part 2 featuring:

    Casper Schols: Architectural designer, creator of Cabin Anna (modular and reconfigurable cabin)
    Seth Grizzle: Architect, furniture & lighting designer, conceptual artist; founder and owner of award-winning conceptual design studio Graypants
    Michael Stevenson — curator, designer