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Tedd Benson

Custom builder Tedd Benson is the founding owner of Bensonwood and has authored four seminal books on timberframing, the first of which, Building the Timber Frame House, was instrumental in the revival of this centuries-old form of building with heavy timber. Over four decades, Benson has steadfastly championed high-performance, sustainable home building with an emphasis on innovation, quality, and social responsibility. He is a frequent keynote speaker and session presenter at conferences around the U.S. and overseas. Over the past 15 years, his search for a new and better way to build has resulted in an exclusive design/build system called Open-Built, and recently in the founding of a new company, Unity Homes, which specializes in off-site fabrication of high-performance homes.

Tedd Benson's Posts

It is Time to be Disruptive It is Time to be Disruptive

To meet the 2030 Challenge and other goals, we must reboot our operating system and recognize that there is no Plan B. Read more

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We Must Change How We Operate We Must Change How We Operate

Tedd Benson lays out the options for addressing climate change. Plan A: Change the way we build and do so quickly. Plan B: There is no plan B. Read more

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Open Up to Open Building Open Up to Open Building

Open Building aims to separate a home's structure, systems, and interiors to create more dynamic, long-lasting, high-performance homes. In the third webinar of our Vision 2020 series, we look at what open building is and why the U.S. could benefit from more wide-spread adoption. Read more

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Open Building Empowers Homeowners

Separating a home’s structure from its infill components adds durability and flexibility, and extends a home’s lifespan and performance. Read more

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Sustainability Equals Livability, Beauty, Affordability Sustainability Equals Livability, Beauty, Affordability

Vision 2020 chair Tedd Benson of Bensonwood Homes says delivering homes built on the Vitruvian imperative at scale is key to making a difference. Read more

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