AWI Chicago Members Learn About Urban Wood at Icon Modern

More than two dozen members of the Chicago Chapter of the Architectural Woodwork Institute participated in a workshop held Feb. 22 at Icon Modern in Chicago.

Featured presenters Bruce and Erika Horigan, co-owners of Horigan Urban Forest Products in Skokie discussed the urban wood supply chain from sources and removal through environmental impact and benefits of putting community trees to their highest possible use.

The event included a tour of Icon Modern’s showroom and fabrication shop where work is in progress to convert urban-sourced hickory trees into fine furnishings for the new McDonald’s corporate headquarters.

Thanks to Rocky Levy and his partner Aaron Tvrdy for a very informative evening and for doing their part to spared the word about the opportunities and benefits of using urban wood in architectural wood products.