Under construction: Farrow designed TMS middle school learning spaces, constructed out of timber. Why timber? Consider this.
If a tree naturally falls and disintegrates back into the earth, it releases the carbon back into the atmosphere, that it absorbed through its growing life.
If the wood is sustainable harvested, the carbon remains captured in its structure forever. One cubic metre of timber stores one tonne of carbon.
One tone of carbon is the equivalent carbon produced by 4.5 cars with normal driving for a year. The carbon embodied in this structure represents the same amount of carbon from cars driving to the school for a year.
Farrow’s partners on the project are Aspect Engineers, TriAxis Construction Managers, and Timber Systems fabricators.