Rice architect, sustainability director on mass timber construction

Rice University recently announced plans for what could be the first so-called mass timber building in Houston. Mass timber construction, an alternative to concrete and steel, uses engineered wood for the structural components of a building, reducing its carbon footprint, experts say. The movement toward this type of construction is on the rise. As of

Homes and gardens events around Portland: Dahlia festival, iris sale and more

Story and Stroll: a.m.-: p.m. Thursdays and Fridays through Sept. . This program integrates nature exploration, art, literature, movement and outdoor play. Register in the Nature Center minutes before the program starts. Tryon Creek State Natural Area, S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.; oregonstateparks Free Garden Tours at Pittock Mansion: a.m.- p.m. second and fourth Saturdays of each month through

Triple Five Group Hires Second Executive From Neiman Marcus’ Fashion Ranks

Triple Five Group, the developer, owner and manager of West Edmonton Mall, the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., and the upcoming American Dream in East Rutherford, N.J., on Monday said it has hired Ty LaRoche, former fashion market editor responsible for women’s ready-to-wear of Neiman Marcus, as creative director of fashion and design. La Roche

All-Star art: Design company captures eye of MLB and players

LAKEWOOD, OHIO — With Major League Baseball s All-Star Game right around the corner here in Cleveland, one design company is taking their art skills to the big leagues. George Vlosich of GV Art and Design is already settling in and eyeing up his next big idea. “Since I was two-years-old, my dad stuck a