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MGA Michael Green Architecture

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Michael Green Architecture (MGA) is an architecture and design firm in Vancouver, Canada founded in 2012 by architect Michael Green.[1] Green is a leading expert on the use of wood, particularly mass timber, in the built environment,[2][3] Michael Green speaks internationally on the subject of wood in architecture, including a TED talk titled: "Why We Should Build Wooden Skyscrapers".[4] which has been translated into 31 languages. In 2014, Green received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Northern British Columbia.[5] The firm is known internationally for wood buildings, including the Wood Innovation and Design Centre at the University of Northern BC which was the world’s tallest modern all-timber structure upon completion in 2014 [6], and T3 Minneapolis, the first modern timber building to be built in the United States in more than 100 years, and at the time of completion (Sept 2016) the largest in North America. [7] Google subsidiary Sidewalk Labs have announced Michael Green Architecture are working with their team designing a new mass timber neighborhood in Toronto, Canada.[8]

Publications[edit]

  • Green, Michael; Karsh, J. Eric (2012). The Case for Tall Wood Buildings (PDF). mgb ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png[9]
  • Karacabeyli, Erol; Lum, Conroy, eds. (2014). Technical Guide for the Design and Construction of Tall Wood Buildings in Canada. Pointe-Claire, QC: FPInnovations. ISBN 978-0-86488-555-5. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  • Green, Michael; Taggart, Jim (2017). Tall Wood Buildings, Design, Construction and Performance. Berlin, Basel: Birkhäuser. ISBN 978-3-03-560476-4. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png

Katerra[edit]

On May 30, 2018, MGA | Michael Green Architecture announced a design partnership with Katerra Inc.,[10] [11]a US-based technology company, whereby Katerra purchased 100% of the economic interests in MGA.  MGA’s voting shares remain majority owned and controlled by Architect AIBC members in compliance with AIBC regulations.  In addition, Architect AIBC members occupy a majority of seats on the MGA board of directors.  Green continues to serve as the president and CEO of MGA.

References[edit]

  1. "Designers at Home—Michael Green". Western Living Magazine. 2014-01-01. Retrieved 2019-03-27.
  2. Penner, Derrick (2017-08-08). "Architect Michael Green standing tall in argument for timber towers". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 2019-03-27.
  3. Tollefson, Jeff (2017-05-18). "The wooden skyscrapers that could help to cool the planet". Nature News. 545 (7654): 280. doi:10.1038/545280a.
  4. Green, Michael. "Michael Green | Speaker". www.ted.com. Retrieved 2019-03-27.
  5. Peebles, Frank. "UNBC honorary degree recipients announced". Prince George Citizen. Retrieved 2019-03-27.
  6. "https://www.architectmagazine.com/technology/detail/innovative-detail-wood-innovation-and-design-centre_o". www.architectmagazine.com. Retrieved 2019-07-04. External link in |title= (help)
  7. "https://www.architectmagazine.com/technology/t3-becomes-the-first-modern-tall-wood-building-in-the-us_o". www.architectmagazine.com. Retrieved 2019-07-04. External link in |title= (help)
  8. Davidson, Justin (2019-06-26). "Cozy Streetscapes and Big Data: Google's Reimagining of Toronto". Intelligencer. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  9. "The Case For Tall Wood Buildings". ArchDaily. 2013-10-28. Retrieved 2019-03-27.
  10. Penner, Derrick (2018-06-01). "Vancouver architect Michael Green joins firm with disrupter Katerra". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 2019-03-27.
  11. "The Michael Green Acquisition and the Future of Tall Wood Buildings". Azure Magazine. 2018-06-01. Retrieved 2019-07-04.


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