Ascent Milwaukee: Designing the Tallest Mass Timber Building in the US

Ascent Milwaukee

Jason Korb, Korb + Associates Architects

Ascent Milwaukee is one of the most ambitious mass timber high-rise projects in the US so far—a proposed 23-story, 231-unit mixed-use complex that, while receiving positive indications from the City, continues to wind its way through the approval process. In this presentation, the project architect will provide a first-hand review of the design, which includes a mass timber/concrete hybrid superstructure over a multi-level concrete garage. He’ll discuss the project’s impetus, history, and design process, while offering a candid look at technical challenges, enhancements for occupant safety, and the design team’s interaction with authorities having jurisdiction.

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