We had a great interview with Janelle Leafblad from WoodWorks. She wanted to do this timely interview because of Mass Timber Month and Women's History Month. She has been a pioneer in wood and started with architecture and worked in the US Forest Service Wood Products Lab back in the day. Her current role is a great resource for those wanting to know more about building with wood education, mass timber, and more!
Janelle has been an active building technology consultant since 2002, primarily in the area of wood technology, investigation and design of building envelope components, and construction for both historic and contemporary structures. She earned her BS in Architectural Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and her MS in Wood Science and Technology from the University of California at Berkeley. Janelle has been with WoodWorks for over seven years and provides assistance on non-residential and multi-family wood projects to designers in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, and Hawaii. She is a licensed professional engineer in the state of California.