Mass Timber High-Rises: Returning to Chicago after 150 Years

Dec 07, 2023 12:00PM—1:00PM




Join Illinois Green Alliance to explore the sustainable future of mass timber construction in Chicago.

This presentation delves into the environmental advantages of mass timber, showcasing its renewable nature, carbon sequestration, and energy-efficient qualities. Sourced responsibly, it has the potential to promote forest growth and lower emissions. Discover how this innovative building method could reshape the city’s architectural landscape, as another tool to reduce our carbon footprint. Join us to learn how architects in Chicago are at the forefront of sustainable urban development through mass timber construction, creating structures that harmonize with nature and modern design principles. We will hear from John Mitchell with Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture and Bobby Larson with DLR Group in a discussion of their revolutionary projects and the impacts they have made on architecture, sustainability, and the future of mass timber.


  • John Mitchell – Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture
  • Bobby Larson – DLR Group