Tour of 80 M Street, DC’s First Mass Timber Office Building

  • Date

    Thursday, September 14 2023

  • Time

    5:30pm - 8:00pm

  • Location

    80 M Street

If you haven’t heard the buzz around mass timber as the one of the newest, most sustainable and cutting edge building materials, it’s time to tune in. Join us for a tour of 80 M Street SE, the District’s first commercial office building to feature mass timber construction, this September. We will hear from the project team, including representatives from Hickok Cole, Arup, Davis, and WJE as we tour two floors of cross-laminated timber added atop the existing 7-story building. The tour will cover the benefits of mass timber, structural implications, and challenges encountered when using mass timber in design, particularly as they relate to the enclosure. The tour will be followed by a happy hour and networking on the patio, which features incredible Capitol Riverfront views.


5-5:30 PM: Check-in

5:30-6:30 PM: Tour

6:30-8 PM: Networking and Happy Hour on the 80 M St Rooftop

Learning Objectives:


  • Ability to explain the ins and outs of mass timber construction.
  • Understand key structural design implications for mass timber.
  • Explore best practices for water and air control on a mass timber project.
  • Discuss sustainability advantages of incorporating mass timber into design.

Presented by:

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Jason Wright, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Jason Wright is an Associate Principal and Senior Project Architect at Hickok Cole with two decades experience designing, renovating, and constructing commercial and institutional buildings. Highly technical by nature, his specialty is focusing on detailing and how buildings are assembled to reinforce the design concept. Jason is an advocate for advancing building codes to support further progress and innovation in sustainable design and participates in the new code development process for The District of Columbia. Internally, Jason leads the firm’s Technical Operations and Quality Control Committees.
Jason is a registered architect in Virginia and LEED AP B+C accredited. He is a member of AIA, DCBIA, and NFPA. In the District of Columbia Jason serves on the Construction Codes Coordinating Board and is a Member of the Technical Advisor Groups on Fire & Life Safety and Accessibility. Jason received his Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY in 2000 and a Bachelor of Building Science with a Psychology concentration earlier that year.

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Martina Driscoll, PE
Unit Manager/Principal (WJE/Falls Church, Virginia)
Since joining WJE in 1997, Ms. Driscoll has participated in and/or served as Project Manager for a wide variety of projects including forensic investigation, repair document preparation and oversight during implementation, field performance testing, and building enclosure consulting and commissioning (BECx) on a wide range of buildings and structures, including work on the Washington Monument following the Mineral Virginia earthquake, BECxP for the ~ $1.5 billion National Geospatial Intelligence Agency East Campus, Fort Belvoir, VA and serving as the building enclosure consultant to Hickok Cole for 80 M Street. She was Co-Chair to Dan Lemieux (WJE) on ASTM Committee E06.55.09, Exterior Enclosure Commissioning and a primary author of the resulting standard ASTM E2813: Standard Practice for Building Enclosure Commissioning. She has authored or co-authored several papers and presentations on the topic of building enclosure design, construction, and performance.

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Patrick Cotter
As Vice President at Davis Construction, Patrick has the experience necessary to look at a project and identify scheduling and cost gaps, and he has the ability to fill those gaps with creative and innovative solutions. He helps clients and designers from the concept phase onward to find the right path to building efficiently. Building repositioning is an extensive process with complicated sequences, and Patrick finds the simple solutions hidden within the elaborate operations. Having been with DAVIS since he graduated college, he has played a fundamental role in positioning DAVIS as one of the nation's best builders. Patrick also ensures our teams have the support they need to make every project a winner. He also contributes his time to organizations that make our industry better, like Leadership Greater Washington!

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Lauren Wingo, PE
Lauren Wingo is a licensed structural engineer in Arup’s Washington, DC office. She is a regional expert in structural sustainability and focuses on lower carbon material adoption, including mass timber. Lauren's mass timber project experience includes the Washington Latin Public Charter School Gymnasium, the first cross-laminated timber project in Washington, DC, and 80 M Street, the first mass timber overbuild along the East Coast. Lauren serves on the leadership group for the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) SE 2050 Commitment Program and the steering committee for the SEI Sustainability Committee. She has previously served as a reviewer for the US Forest Service Mass Timber University Grant Program and juror for the WoodWorks Wood Design Awards.

Organized by:

AIA|DC Building Enclosure Council