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Redwood technical and specification data for architects and specifiers.

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Beautiful. Durable. Sustainable.

Redwood is a favorite material among architects, designers, builders, and other specifiers because of its natural strength, beauty, and overall performance characteristics as a sustainable building material. Humboldt Redwood is pleased to provide the following redwood architectural information resources for building professionals to learn more about application details, technical and engineering data, as well as AIA courses that provide insight into specifying redwood as a sustainable building product.

Humboldt Redwood Specification Information

Humboldt Redwood is certified to Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C013133) standards and will count towards credit achievement under both the LEED rating system and the Sustainable SITES Initiative. Architects, landscape architects, engineers, and other specifiers have two great options for researching and downloading Humboldt Redwood product specification details. 

ARCAT.com offers free access to Humboldt Redwood BIM objects, product catalogs, videos, and LEED credit information. 

CADdetails.com offers free access to Humboldt Redwood CAD drawings, product catalogs, and videos. 

If you have additional architectural specification questions about Humboldt Redwood, please Contact Us

AIA

AIA Lunch &
Learn Courses

Humboldt Redwood offers two, AIA LU/HSW credit hour courses that provide insight into specifying Redwood as a sustainable building product. Both courses are available free online to anyone. In addition, both courses are offered in-person (live delivery) to architecture, construction, and engineering firms and AIA affiliated groups in the Western U.S. Please Contact Us for additional information and to schedule an in-person AIA Lunch & Learn course.

Designing Sustainably with Redwood Timbers

Offered by AECDaily.com, this course offers evidence that Redwood Timbers are a safe, strong, and sustainable option for exterior and interior building projects where natural wood is desired. This course provides an overview of the properties of Redwood Timbers including insulation properties, grades, dimensions, fasteners, finishing options, and strength. It concludes with numerous case studies exploring the use of Redwood Timbers for post and beam construction, decorative elements, deck posts, and outdoor living structures.

This course is approved for more than 25 different associations' CEU requirements including, but not limited to, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), ICC, Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES), National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). To determine whether this course satisfies CEU requirements for your particular association, please see here

 

Redwood Lumber: Attributes, Applications, & Environmental Benefits

Offered by AECDaily.com, this course provides insights into how modern Redwood forestry management practices contribute to the sustainability and responsible use of Redwood products. The course further describes the results of a life cycle assessment (LCA) comparing Redwood to recycled plastic/composite decking that support Redwood as an environmentally friendly choice for wood projects. Details are presented on how to differentiate and specify grades of Redwood; finishing options and methods are also discussed. The course concludes with examples of applications that showcase the unique beauty and attributes of Redwood.

This course is approved for more than 25 different associations' CEU requirements including, but not limited to, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), ICC, Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES), National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). To determine whether this course satisfies CEU requirements for your particular association, please see here.

Get Inspired

Humboldt Redwood is pleased to connect architects who use redwood with those who want to learn more about redwood for sustainable building. Check out beautiful projects designed with Redwood by our featured architects, all of whom are passionate about how redwood can be the perfect material for many projects.

Aleck Wilson

“I love redwood because it’s evocative, it’s warm, it’s rich, and the wood has a beautiful grain. On the outside, it’s durable and resistant. It’s interestingly both a classic structural material and a beautiful finishing material.”

— Aleck Wilson, Aleck Wilson Architects

 

Aleck Wilson embarks on each new design project with the end results in mind. From the start, he and his team of architects seek to draw inspiration from their clients as well as the firm’s wealth of knowledge and experience. With an emphasis on contemporary aesthetics, Wilson and his team excel at moving their clients through all phases of the design and construction process, seeing each project through to completion. By approaching each project as a unique exploration of possibility, Aleck Wilson Architects have established a solid foundation of trust with their clients.

With a 20 year history of building and working in the Bay Area, Aleck Wilson and his team specialize in residential and hospitality projects across the Western United States. Implementing a diverse mix of materials and expression of space and form, Aleck Wilson Architects have developed a rich and well-rounded portfolio of work.

Aleck Wilson’s projects feature plenty of open areas and natural light, bringing warmth to the living space. As a third generation architect, he chooses redwood as both a classic structural material, and for its visual interest. His decision to design with redwood stems from his appreciation of its ability to maintain stability over time, and it’s evocative and rich appearance. Aleck Wilson’s dedication to creating with redwood supports a sustainable lifestyle that will last for years to come.

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Olle Lundberg

“Architecture is about composition – form and light and material coming together in ways that are beautiful, functional, and elegant in their simplicity. Those perfect moments are what we, as a firm, live for.”

— Olle Lundberg, Lundberg Design

Olle Lundberg is the Design Principal at Lundberg Design in San Francisco. Lundberg Design has a very diverse practice – designing everything from homes, corporate headquarters, wineries, restaurants, bus shelters and more! Their style can be described as “nature-inspired modernism” and they strive for elegant, simple solutions in their work. They have a passion for environmentally responsible designs which is one of the reasons why they choose to design with redwood and other sustainable building materials.

Lundberg Design’s basic philosophy for environmental sustainability is thinking long term; designing singular places that last. They believe that Architects should lead the way in sustainable building that minimizes resource consumption and carbon emissions while still producing beautiful buildings that users will love.

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Phoebe Schenker

“If you’re designing a building that’s going to last for 50 years, you have to think about not just how it’s going to look on opening day, but how it’s going to patina, and age gracefully over time. Redwood is one of those materials that lasts incredibly well, and looks really beautiful without much maintenance. “

— Phoebe Schenker

Phoebe Schenker values a strong concept. Thinking in three dimensional spaces, she strives to connect with clients through a narrative of materials, textures, and design. When speaking about why she chooses to design with redwood, she speaks to its warmth, texture, and sustainability...

“When selecting a material, there are always so many factors to consider about its sustainability. It is local? How low is the carbon footprint? What are the life cycle costs? What are the maintenance needs? Redwood performs really well on a lot of those tests – plus it has inherent quality and beauty. To me, redwood is one of the prime building materials we have at our disposal.”

Phoebe Schenker has worked on several notable projects, including overseeing construction on the $100 million expansion project of the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Serving as the Project Manager for the Lands End Lookout and Visitor Center in San Francisco, she has a keen understanding of what materials work best within their environment.

Phoebe Schenker’s passion for sustainable building projects and her desire to work with renewable resources make redwood an ideal material for her to work with.

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