TOUR and Panel Discussion: Angel City Lumber
Angel City Lumber - Frontiers in Green Building, the Circular Economy, and Urban Forest StewardshipThe USGBC-LA Westside Branch is thrilled to announce, in observance of America Recycles Day, a tour and panel discussion at Angel City Lumber. Founded in 2015, this East-of-the-LA-River lumber mill intercepts urban trees destined for the waste stream and mills them into dimensional lumber, wood slabs, and millworks. Participants will immerse themselves in the sights, smells, and sounds of this industrial site, observing the Lucas 8-30 portable mill, computer-controlled lathe, wood-drying kilns, and diverse collection of lumber species.Expert panelists will address issues surrounding green building materials, urban forest stewardship, locally produced crafts, the local bioresource economy, as well as the nuts and bolts of running this business. Light refreshments, inspiration, new friends, and sawdust are included.
Charles is the cofounder of Angel City Lumber. He has a background in cinematography and outdoor education. He is strongly interested in the intersection of sustainable materials and the âfor profitâ economy
Kreigh has served as the Recycling Coordinator for the City of Burbank since 2003 and is immersed in the Cityâs Zero Waste programs. His work has bridged both public and private agencies in recycling, urban forestry, mobility, organics, school gardens, and solar energy.
Peter is Urban Forest Supervisor for the City of Santa Monica. He is a Board Certified Master Arborist and holds degrees in Urban Forestry and Plant & Soil Sciences from Paul Smithâs College and University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Prior to working for the City of Santa Monica he was a Forester for the Central Park Conservancy and New York City Parks Department.
Kat is Urban Ecologist at Studio-MLA and Co-Founder/Executive Director of Grown in LA, a nonprofit creating a network of native plant nurseries on underutilized land to grow plants for urban green infrastructure projects and provide Angelenos with educational and vocational training opportunities. Kat earned an MS in Conservation Ecology and Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan.
Brady is business development specialist at Angel City Lumber, sustainability consultant at Ecomotion, and founder of Green Building Applications, a consultancy specializing in green building consulting and building commissioning. He graduated from Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas in Austin
$15 for members and students
$20 for non-members
Parking is limited in the area and carpooling, car services, and transit are encouraged. The Pico / Aliso Metro Gold Line Station is approximately 0.2 miles and a 5 minute walk away.