Mass Timber/Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Trends in the Bay Area

Golden Gate - San Francisco

Event details:

11:45am PDT on Tuesday, May 10, 2022
1:30pm PDT on Tuesday, May 10, 2022
One Market Restaurant
One Market St.
San Francisco , CA

$75 per person

This event is ONLY for the LOCAL LAI chapter members.
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Mass Timber/Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Trends in the Bay Area


LAI Golden Gate Chapter May Luncheon
Tuesday, May 10 from 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
One Market Restaurant, San Francisco
Tickets: $75 per person

Please join us on Tuesday, May 10, to hear about the latest trends in Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) design & construction in commercial and multi-family residential applications. CLT is an engineered wood product that is rapidly gaining popularity as a sustainable alternative to concrete and steel construction. SKS Partners developed the first multi-story CLT building on the West Coast at 1 De Haro in San Francisco. Come learn about the development of this building and other CLT buildings planned for the Bay Area. Understand the benefits and trade-offs of CLT construction. Is CLT the material of choice over steel or concrete for your next building?

Three San Francisco firms will discuss trends in CLT design and construction in the Bay Area.

  • SKS Partners

  • Swinerton Builders

  • DCI Engineers

Guests are welcome. Proof of COVID-19 vaccine will be requested at entry.

Can't make it to the luncheon? Please consider sponsoring a speaker at the "Registration" link.

To pay by check or Zelle, please contact Lori Horan ( to RSVP. Please mail your check written to "LAI Golden Gate" to Lori Horan at PO Box 1471, Galt, CA 95632.


Our Speakers

Lee Ishida, SKS Partners

Lee Ishida is a Senior Project Manager at SKS Partners in San Francisco.

She has over 14 years of structural design and construction administration experience in the commercial, private, and public building sector prior to joining SKS in 2014. At SKS, Lee has been involved with developing commercial and medical office new construction as well as redevelopment. She has been a long-time mentor, committee member, and supporter of the ACE Mentor Program across the country in Chicago, LA, and San Francisco. Lee holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Arkansas and a MS degree from Stanford University.


Patrick Otellini, Swinerton Builders

Patrick Otellini is the National Affordable Housing Director for Swinerton. Patrick works with owners during the preconstruction process to help them understand and navigate various jurisdictional requirements to deliver the affordable housing our communities desperately need. He manages permitting and inspections, interfaces with public-sector agencies, and acts as the community liaison on multiple projects. Prior to joining Swinerton, he served as the Chief Resilience Officer and Director of Earthquake Safety for the City and County of San Francisco under Mayor Edwin Lee. He received his Master of Construction Management from New School of Architecture and Design and his Bachelor of Political Science from Westmont College. He also serves on the boards of Rebuilding Together San Francisco and Urban Ed Academy.


Jeff Brink, DCI Engineers

Jeff Brink has 25 years of experience in the structural engineering profession and during that time has collaborated on the design and construction of highly complex and innovative projects including residential and office high-rises, mixed-use facilities, and numerous specialty buildings. Jeff’s expertise in structural systems includes concrete, steel, and mass timber or “CLT”, which has become one of the focal points of DCI Engineers as it continues to focus on opportunities to improve the sustainability of the built environment. Jeff serves as the CEO of DCI Engineers as well as the Principal in Charge of DCI’s San Francisco office.