Jez has over 20 years experience in timber and the built environment.
Following a Masters in Forestry he went on to work in the field of rural development using forestry as a landscape tool to stimulate economic & ecological recovery of rural areas. This work led to a focus on complete timber supply chains using new technologies to create localised circular economies. In 2009 he attended the Helsinki Wood Studio for a summer and in 2012 was a Nuffield Scholar studying global advances in timber design and distributed manufacturing.
Before going on to form Timber Strategies Jez managed Hooke Park, the Architectural Association’s forest campus. Whilst there he was involved in the development of robotics for timber fabrication as well as building design & build projects. Jez’s work concentrates on R&D of new timber products on behalf of sawmills and fabricators; brokerage of timber solutions for architects & designers and the use of urban-grown timber.
Jez teaches at a number of schools of architecture on timber use and new paradigms of material- use that connect the growing landscape to the built landscape. His focus now is on creation of ecologically resilient value-chains for the exponentially rising markets for bio-based materials.