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Date(s) - June 16, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


JUNE 16th, 2020 | 6:30 – 8:00 PM PDT
Joint online event presented by CSI East Bay-Oakland and AIA East Bay
1 HSW LU | No cost to attend


You’re invited to join CSI East Bay-Oakland Chapter and AIA East Bay for a virtual panel discussion led by moderator Daniel Mason, AIA, LEED AP, titled “ Volumetric Wood Modular Construction ”, which will highlight the Coliseum Connections building project located in Oakland, CA.

The Presentation will illustrate the use of Volumetric Wood Modular construction in the Coliseum Connections project. It is a Type IIIA – 5 story Volumetric Wood Modular project over grade for one half of the project and a Type VB – 2 story volumetric wood modular project over a type 1A podium on the other half.

Click here to view a time-lapse video of the Coliseum project being constructed.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Review of site design constraints when considering factory built volumetric modular units.
  2. Discuss challenges surrounding financing of factory built volumetric modular housing.
  3. Understand the multi-agency permitting process.
  4. Explore the challenges of coordinating factory-built vs. site-built elements.



Daniel Mason, AIA with Pyatok Architecture + Urban Design


Ben Harth, AIA – Pyatok Project Architect for Coliseum Connections

Michael Johnson – President of UrbanCore, Developer of Coliseum Connections

From left to right: Daniel Mason, AIA with Pyatok Architecture + Urban Design, Ben Harth, AIA – Pyatok Project Architect for Coliseum Connections, and Michael Johnson – President of UrbanCore, Developer of Coliseum Connections.


Daniel Mason, AIA, LEED AP  | Project Architect at PYATOK
Daniel is a Project Architect at PYATOK with over 20 years of experience in a variety of architectural typologies including educational facilities, restaurants, and museums, as well as single family and multifamily housing. He has worked in New England and the Bay Area on projects from the early design phases through construction. Daniel is passionate about providing high quality architectural design for all users, regardless of socio-economic background. Multifamily housing projects allow for countless design permutations and Daniel enjoys the opportunity to work with clients to develop unique solutions to every project.


Ben Harth, AIA | Project Architect for Coliseum Connections
As a dedicated urbanist, Ben brings a deep interest in density and sustainability to his architectural work. He is committed to site-sensitive designs that contribute to the communities in which they are located while minimizing their impact on the natural environment. As a project manager, Ben seeks to leverage up-to-date design technology to produce buildings that perform functionally, aesthetically, and efficiently. He has worked on a wide range of building types, including multifamily housing, senior living, mountain resorts, and commercial interiors.
Prior to becoming an architect, Ben spent a decade working as a furniture maker and museum exhibit builder, honing his skills working with wood and metal. He has volunteered internationally, providing disaster relief in Peru and assisting a Guatemalan weaving collective in the design of a museum. Ben holds a Master of Architecture degree and a BA in Philosophy. When not at work, Ben is a devoted hiker and backpacker.


Michael E. Johnson | President and Chief Executive Officer of UrbanCore Development, LLC
Michael E. Johnson is President and Chief Executive Officer of UrbanCore Development, LLC. Mr.
Johnson has over forty years of experience in urban real estate development. This includes the recent completion or current undertaking of over $800 million in project development activity, representing over 3,000 housing units and several mixed-use projects.
Mr. Johnson has two degrees – a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Urban Planning in 1976, and a Master of Architecture with a concentration in Real Estate Development in 1979, from the University of Maryland and the Georgia Institute of Technology respectively.



Virtual Meeting – registration via EventBrite at the link below.



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