Mass Timber Construction and Innovation

We are experienced builders on a bold mission: to innovate, produce, and deliver mass timber solutions like no other - transforming the built environment and changing the planet’s future.

We’re driven to test new ideas and reach new heights through transparency, collaboration, and creativity. Breaking boundaries and pushing forward with inspired motivation. We see projects through the eyes of the builder. When they say “it won’t work” or “this hasn’t been done before,” we show them how—eliminating speculation and mitigating risk.

Timberlab is on a mission to advance mass timber and make it more cost-effective


To accelerate the mainstream adoption of mass timber in the U.S. commercial construction market to benefit the planet and its people.


A world where buildings have a low carbon footprint and high community impact.

Hidden Creek Community Center in Hillsboro, Oregon - one of the first mass timber community centers in the country
The largest mass timber structure at the time of construction, First Tech is a testament to the will and drive of local mass timber leadership in Oregon.


Timberlab was born out of and is a subsidiary of Swinerton, a company known for excellence and innovation for over 135 years. As the first mass timber buildings were being built in the Pacific Northwest, Swinerton’s Portland office recognized the opportunity to reduce their impact on the natural environment, deliver projects with improved quality and safety outcomes, support rural economies, and create beautiful spaces by bringing the outside in. Some of the earliest projects in the region, including First Tech Federal Community Credit Union, Wingspan Event Center, and Beaverton Public Safety Building emerged as a part of this team that would later become Timberlab. 


Timberlab was launched as a separate business entity with a mission to advance the mainstream adoption of mass timber. As a team of architects, engineers, and builders, we see every project from multiple vantage points providing solutions that result in the highest value for the owner and occupant and offer services to support your team throughout the project life cycle.  We’re driven to test new ideas and reach new heights through transparency, collaboration, and creativity – breaking boundaries and pushing forward with inspired motivation.


In 2020, our team opened its first location in Portland, Oregon, where it produces timber annually to build an estimated 800,000 sq. ft. of fabricated glulam components for projects throughout the United States. This facility helped support the Pacific Northwest as a regional powerhouse for mass timber construction by providing value-add fabrication services for glulam production. The intention was to expand the supply chain and, thereby, reduce the cost of mass timber structures, ultimately promoting the deployment of timber across many applications. 

In 2023, Timberlab launched its second fabrication facility in Greenville, SC to assist the growing market along the East Coast. Timberlab uses its facilities to create custom mass timber mock-ups and conduct industry innovation to advance our mission and vision for mainstream adoption of mass timber construction. Between both facilities, Timberlab is able to serve the entire domestic U.S. market with premium engineering wood products through sophisticated CNC machine programming. 

A beautiful display of mass timber at the new PDX Airport designed by ZGF Architects.


Phase I on the Portland International Airport Terminal Redevelopment opens in May 2024 and is a testament to the beauty and versatility of mass timber construction. Spanning 9 acres and comprised of 3.3 million board feet of locally-sourced Pacific Northwest lumber, the project will usher a new era of mass timber design and construction. The PDX Airport Terminal is our largest project to-date, with Timberlab's Portland, Oregon facility fabricating over 35,000 individual pieces for the structure. 

Mass Timber Airport


Chad Tonge

Director of Digital Construction

Brendan Kelly

Field Operations Manager

Cody Line

Lead Estimator

Cora Wilson

Financial Manager

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