Director of Technical Operations, Hickok Cole
With over 20 years of experience in design and construction, Jason’s specialty lies in the details and how buildings are assembled to reinforce the design concept, making him an excellent project architect. As Director of Technical Operations, he is responsible for training and mentoring the firm’s project architects and managing the quality of the firm’s technical drawings. From navigating the code and entitlement process for DC’s first-ever mass timber renovation to serving on Hickok Cole’s Project Technology and Quality Control Committees, his expert precision and sheer ability to synthesize and apply technical details at rapid speed never fails to impress.
Mass Timber Overbuilds: A Case Study on 80 M Street
The practice of vertical expanding a building in Washington, DC is relatively familiar. Zoning changes, markets shift, and opportunities arise. Vertically expanding with mass timber, now that was an opportunity! At 80 M St., SE Washington, DC Hickok Cole and our design partner Mercer Mass Timber successfully added 100,000sf to an existing office building using timber. We will share how we accomplished this expansion and why it made sense to do it utilizing mass timber.