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Virtual: Volumentric Wood Modular Construction (1 LU | HSW)

The presentation will illustrate the use of Volumetric Wood Modular construction in the Coliseum Connections project in Oakland. It is a Type IIIA – 5 story Volumetric Wood Modular project over grade for one half of the project and a Type VB – 2 story volumetric wood modular project over a type 1A podium on the other half.
Completed in 2019, Coliseum Connections is a 110 unit, multifamily residential project located adjacent to the Coliseum BART station in Oakland. Constructed using Prefabricated Volumetric Modules by Guerdon Modular of both Type-III and Type-V over Type-I, the project offers a unique mix of 50% Affordable and 50% market rate rental apartments. This presentation will discuss the unique development, design and construction considerations for high density, multi-family, mid-rise volumetric modular housing in the Bay Area.
Click here to view a time-lapse video of the Coliseum project being constructed.
About the speakers:

Michael E. Johnson

Michael is President and Chief Executive Officer of UrbanCore Development, LLC. Mr. Johnson has over forty years of experience in urban real estate development. This includes the recent completion or current undertaking of over $800 million in project development activity, representing over 3,000 housing units and several mixed-use projects. Mr. Johnson has two degrees – a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Urban Planning in 1976, and a Master of Architecture with a concentration in Real Estate Development in 1979, from the University of Maryland and the Georgia Institute of Technology respectively.

Daniel Mason, AIA

Daniel is a Project Architect at PYATOK with over 15 years of experience in a variety of architectural typologies including educational facilities, restaurants, and museums, as well as single family and multifamily housing. He has worked in New England and the Bay Area on projects from the early design phases through construction. Daniel is passionate about providing high quality architectural design for all users, regardless of socio-economic background. Multifamily housing projects allow for countless design permutations and Daniel enjoys the opportunity to work with clients to develop unique solutions to every project.

Ben Harth, AIA

As a dedicated urbanist, Ben brings a deep interest in density and sustainability to his architectural work. He is committed to site-sensitive designs that contribute to the communities in which they are located while minimizing their impact on the natural environment. As a project manager, Ben seeks to leverage up-to-date design technology to produce buildings that perform functionally, aesthetically, and efficiently. He has worked on a wide range of building types, including multifamily housing, senior living, mountain resorts, and commercial interiors.

Prior to becoming an architect, Ben spent a decade working as a furniture maker and museum exhibit builder, honing his skills working with wood and metal. He has volunteered internationally, providing disaster relief in Peru and assisting a Guatemalan weaving collective in the design of a museum. Ben holds a Master of Architecture degree and a BA in Philosophy. When not at work, Ben is a devoted hiker and backpacker


Jun 16 2020


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 16 2020
  • Time: 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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