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Interior of Walden Pond Visitor Center
Walden Pond Visitor Center / Maryann Thompson Architects / Photo Chuck Choi

In addition to cost, sustainability and aesthetics tend to be key drivers for the use of wood in civic and recreational buildings such as police and fire stations, community centers, natatoriums, and arenas. The aesthetic value of the exposed wood structure is a selling point for public buildings as designers are challenged with creating beautiful, inspirational spaces while demonstrating responsibility with public funds. Learn about the options for mass timber and wood-frame construction in your civic and recreational projects.

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