Timber design pioneers: driving innovation with process solutions

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Timber design pioneers explores how collaboration can drive innovation in design and construction.


Chapter 5, Driving innovation with process solutions, features three very different and remarkable projects:

  • Hastings Pier
  • Look! Look! Look!
  • Alfriston School Swimming Pool


Chapter 5 includes interviews with:

  • Sadie Morgan, dRMM
  • Alan Dowdall, Ramboll
  • Heather and Ivan Morison, Studio Morison
  • Paul Sidebotham, Artura
  • David Storring, Morris + Company
  • Andy Downey, Elliott Wood


An inspiring aspect of this publication is the willingness of timber experts across the design team to learn from each other. The ability to recognise that the expertise of individuals in the project team can help to resolve some of the toughest technical problems has to be admired. Effective collaboration has enabled timber to reach its highest potential and that should be celebrated.

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