Carol’s Time at the (SCUP) Annual Conference

MTA Partner Carol Phillips, Nerys Rau, Senior Project Manager (Waterfront Development) for George Brown College, along with Ted (Edward K.) Watson, Partner at MJMA Architecture & Design, presented this past week at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.

Their presentation entitled, “Mass Timber – The Future of Carbon Neutral Campuses” focused on how mass timber can support a more sustainable and healthy campus and discussed its significant benefits, challenges, mitigations, and integrated delivery. Through two leading-edge project examples – Limberlost Place at George Brown College (a joint venture between MTA and Acton Ostry Architects Inc.), and the Academic Tower at the University of Toronto (by MJMA), these three building professionals discussed the environmental value of mass timber construction and described effective applications of its use on campuses, providing persuasive arguments for its adoption.

SCUP is a community of higher education leaders who, through integrated planning strategies, are building a sustainable future for higher education. For more information on this organization and for future SCUP conference opportunities, visit

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