We went to the woods, talked to people, made things, and speculated on the potentials of collaboration.
By Glen Stellmacher and Corey Collier
The Bob Hull Research Grant (BHRG) is be awarded to one project annually to carry out research that is of both a personal interest and of benefit to the firm.
Trajectories conveys eight months of research funded by the Miller Hull Partnership and the Seattle Design Foundation through two separate grants. The research herein would not be possible without the Miller Hull Research Lab team,especially Scott Wolf and Mike Jobes, Amber Murray and Nick Kamuda of the Seattle Design Foundation, Kimo Griggs, Jack Hunter, Penny Maulden of the UW CBE Digital Fabrication Lab, Greg Ettl, Jeff Kelly and all of the staff at Pack Forest, Jessie McClurg, Claire Shigekawa Rennhack, Cristine Traber, Sharon Fung, David Lieberman and Lauren Keene for their editorial help and labor, Chris Sadd, Martin Self and Zac Mollica of the AA at Hooke Park, Jez Ralph of Timber Strategies, Andrew Rossaak of Emross Consulting,Risa Bluthe and the team at Girlie Press, Ghada Mami and Bianca Johnson.
Within this research, we set out to gain an understanding of how specific technologies function through applied use in processing low-value forest resources. In this process we were able to speculate on the use of low-value resources in architectural applications, as well as prototype the use of technologies like robotic fabrication and 3D scanning.