Thomas Robinson MArch ’00 serves as Founder and Principal of LEVER Architecture. LEVER was recently highlighted in Newsweek and CBS Sunday Morning for their mass timber buildings featuring cross-laminated timber. Framework, a 12 story tall timber building, is the winner of the U.S. Tall Wood Prize Competition sponsored by the USDA which awarded the team a $1.5 million grant. It is slated to be one of the nation’s first wood high-rise structure. Albina Yard, 4 story creative office building, is the nation’s first to use domestically produced cross-laminated timber. Both projects are located in Portland, Oregon.