The facts are astounding. One-third of tropical timber traded globally comes from illegal deforestation. We lose 48 football fields of forest every minute to deforestation. Yet architects and designers in the U.S. and around the globe continue to design and build with endangered woods in their projects, often because they don’t even realize it. Design historian and materials specialist, Grace Jeffers, will take you through the current state of endangered woods and forests. She will provide information on endangered woods, tips for how to insure the woods you use are properly sourced, as well as sustainable options for achieving sought after exotic wood looks. You’ll leave understanding the importance of this issue and how the A&D community can help. This presentation is accredited. Earn one (1) continuing education unit by attending this talk.