THEORIES&PROPOSITIONS is the project archive of Tim Applebee, a practicing architect, planner, and academic. Tim has received the Henry Adams Silver Medal (AIA), the Board of Regents' Honor Award (University of Hartford), a Student Merit Award (CTGBC), an AIA Foundation Scholarship as well as a Connecticut Architecture Foundation Scholarship, among others. He was a Yale Presidential Public Service Fellow and is a graduate of Swarthmore College, Class of 2003.
Focused on the mass timber industry, his practice explores the intersection of public interest architecture and planning with the systemic forces that shape our constructed environment. What does it mean, for example, that municipal governments, mostly EU and Canadian, now American, are the early clients of multi-family (affordable) housing made of cross-laminated timber (CLT)? More specifically in the public interest, what can such governments do to support mass timber vocational opportunities for their constituents?
How can urban and regional planning advance and accommodate such a seismic shift from unsustainable construction practices? How do these questions implicate and inspire practicing architects?