“Either you’re growing your materials or not. You’re getting
them from a forest or a mine.”

Lindsey Wikstrom is the Founding Principal of Mattaforma
and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
. Her debut book, Designing the Forest and Other Mass Timber Futures, argues that to overcome obstacles to wide adoption of mass timber as a building material, we need to think differently about our relationship to trees, buildings, and each other.


Intro/Outro: “I Am a Tree,” by Guided by Voices