Jake Elbrecht is a Research Associate at CTBUH. In this role, Elbrecht provides experience both with mass timber structural systems as well as running life cycle analyses. His interest in low-carbon architecture has driven a desire to understand the intersection of cost and carbon in the built environment.
Elbrecht is a 2020 graduate of Auburn University and holds a Master of Science in Architecture from Auburn’s design-build program, Rural Studio. During his graduate studies, he worked with a team of three other students to test a novel alternative to conventional insulation and heating methods—the Breathing Wall—while utilizing mass timber building enclosures.
He then went on to hold a research fellowship from EskewDumezRipple, an architectural firm in New Orleans. While there, he performed building life cycle analyses to enable design teams to better understand the implications of…
04 April 2022
Daniel Safarik, Jacob Elbrecht & William Miranda, CTBUH
The past few years have seen tremendous interest in the development of mass timber buildings of increasing height, in urban settings, many of which are...
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