Featured Speakers


Thomas Robinson is the Founding Principal of Portland, Oregon, firm LEVER Architecture. His practice is dedicated to the creation of buildings and spaces that elevate human experience. Robinson is pioneering the use of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) in the United States with Framework, a project slated to become the first wood high-rise in the US; and Albina Yard, the first building in the US made from domestically-fabricated CLT. His other significant completions include student housing for the Pacific Northwest College of Art, campus planning and design for major entertainment companies in Southern California, and the L’Angolo Estate Winery.

In 2017, LEVER was named to Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard and the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices. The firm’s work has been published in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Surface, and Dwell, among others; and was recently featured in “Timber City,” an exhibition at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.



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Commercial, Residential, Restoration, and CLT

beautifully handmade timber frames, beam work

High grade inland timber, est. 1928

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