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Mass Timber Tipping Point

Vincent is Architecture 2030’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Through his 16-year tenure at Architecture 2030, Vincent Martinez has been working to solve the climate crisis by catalyzing global building decarbonization efforts through the development and activation of robust networks focused on private sector commitments, education, training, and public policies. Vincent has facilitated the collective impact of a large spectrum of industry partners and organizations to create local, regional, national and international initiatives and programs.

 

Vincent has been Architecture 2030’s representative in engaging timber and forestry industries and the associated environmental community through multiple venues, including co-hosting summits with The Nature Conservancy in 2018 and the the World Wildlife Fund and Carbon Leadership Forum in 2021; and actively engaging in Yale’s Forest Dialogues in 2021 and the Thriving Forests & Regenerative Built Environment Summit hosted by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) in 2022. Also since 2021, Vincent has been an active participant in the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Mass Timber Action Community as part of the Climate Smart Forest Economies Program.

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Vincent Martinez

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Scott is the Founder & Director of Pilot Projects is a designer and systems thinker with a focus on infrastructure that supports long term cultural goals in cities, organizations and ecosystems. Scott's background in architecture, urbanism, construction, and consulting inform the high value he places on engaging stakeholders directly in the design process. As the founder of several international communities of practice integrating forests and the built environment including Cities4Forests, Wood at Work and The Future of Forest Work and Communities, Scott offers unique insights into the socio-cultural and ecological dimensions of wood urbanism and thriving forests. Scott has taught at the McGill School of Architecture, Michael Graves College, Parsons The New School for Design, Stanford in New York, and The University of Kentucky School of Architecture. He holds architecture degrees from the University of Toronto and MIT.

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Scott Francisco

Erica is the Founder and Director of Erica Spiritos LLC, and has a long history of working with mass timber. Erica graduated Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. 

Erica has worked on a tall wood building with father’s real estate development company, educated the AEC industry in the Pacific Northwest as a Mass Timber Specialist with a leading mass timber manufacturer, helped launched Swinerton’s mass timber division, and transformed that division into a separate business entity – Timberlab – delivering design-build mass timber structures across the United States. For the past six years, she has worked on leading-edge projects across the country, including the First Tech Federal Credit Union in Hillsboro, OR; the Ascent tower in Milwaukee, WI; the Portland International Airport in Portland, OR.

Between 2021 - 2023, Erica served as the Vice President and Preconstruction Manager of Timberlab, which helped to solidify her position as an expert in mass timber project delivery, supply chain knowledge and sustainable wood sourcing.  Her commitment to social justice and inclusion shines through in projects like Heartwood, a workforce housing project in Seattle, and the Beaverton Public Safety Center, a facility built to support safety for first responders.  In recent years, Erica was named by ThinkWood as one of six women innovating in AEC and Beyond. 

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Erica Spiritos

Andrew is a Founding Director of Waugh Thistleton Architects, a practice dedicated to delivering beautiful buildings and places that acknowledge their effect on the environment. He is a world-renowned spokesperson for low impact architecture and innovative construction, and lobbies and lectures internationally, communicating the urgent need for change to mitigate the climate crisis. 

A pivotal player in the global shift towards renewable, bio-based materials, Andrew’s innovative approach to design has been acknowledged by many awards including The RIBA President’s Award for Research and a Stirling Prize nomination in 2018. The practice is currently engaged on both research and design projects throughout Europe and North America.

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Andrew Waugh

Mack Phillips is the Program Lead at Pilot Projects, and is a strategist focusing on the design and implementation of innovative connections between urban, exurban and rural issues. With Pilot Projects he has helped lead the development of the Forest Footprint for Cities, Partner Forest Program, and the Sustainable Wood for Cities guide. Mack holds an M. Arch degree from McGill University.

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Mack Phillips

Michael is a Project Manager with Pilot Projects, whose work focuses on develops research and strategic insights at the intersection of urban planning and sustainable landscapes. Michael holds a M.Plan. Planning and Sustainable Development from University College Cork, Ireland, and a B.A Urban Planning from Concordia University, Montreal.

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Michael Southwood

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