T3: Timber, Transit, Technology

T3, our building model for positive change, blends the inspiring, natural feel of timber spaces with the exceptional efficiency and cutting-edge technology of our best-in-class buildings.

Our T3 Experience

International projects

U.S. projects

T3 projects completed, in design, and under construction

Timber Buildings with a Conscience

T3 brings environmental and social sustainability to the workplace in a sophisticated, elegant way. Made with rapidly renewable, sustainably sourced timber, T3 buildings are clean and quick to construct and poised to meet global climate goals.

T3's natural wood interior, paired with wellness-inspired amenities and an exceptional technology platform, creates a unique work environment that fosters productivity and sparks innovation. T3’s exceptional amenities prioritize health and well-being, and the natural wood interior and bright, inspiring spaces help people feel – and do – their best.

High Tech. Lower Footprint

Timber is one of our planet's most rapidly renewable resources. It also stores carbon rather than emitting it. By leveraging timber for both structure and interior, our T3 buildings address bold carbon commitments and ESG goals. The responsibly produced timber used for T3 is less energy intensive to extract and process, cleaner and quicker to build with, and produces less waste than concrete and steel. It is recyclable, biodegradable, and nontoxic – and it is more fire-resistant than traditional building materials.

Sustainably sourced trees from managed forests

Rapidly renewable young trees, not old growth

Removes CO2 from the atmosphere

Cleaner construction than concrete

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Discover Your Best Self in T3

You’ll notice a difference when you walk into a T3 building. From the natural wood interiors and warm, inviting feel to the softer sound and subtle smell of timber, T3 transforms the workplace into a sensory experience. ​

Thanks to inspiring spaces that spark great ideas, state-of-the-art systems that keep you comfortable and connected, and amenities that prioritize health and wellness, coming to the office will be the highlight of your day.

T3 Around the World

T3 Bayside


T3 Collingwood


T3 FAT Village

Fort Lauderdale

T3 RiNo


T3 West Midtown - Completed 2019


T3 North Loop - Completed 2016


T3 Sterling Road


T3 Diagonal Mar


T3 Wedgewood Houston


T3 American Tobacco Campus


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Want to know more?

  • What types of wood are used?

    The type of wood will vary depending on what part of the world the system is manufactured. Only trees such as black spruce and jack pine are harvested. Other trees that are not suitable for mass timber or dimensional lumber, such as birch, are not harvested. The trees we use at Hines come from responsibly harvested forests/certified sustainable forests. The forests in the U.S. and Canada, for example, reproduce the timber required for T3 buildings every 20 minutes.

  • Is cutting down trees bad for the environment?

    If timber is sourced from sustainably managed plantations, instead of natural forest, it can help reduce deforestation. Mass timber can make use of undesirable trees, helping to thin out crowded forests and make room for better forestry practices in the future.1 In addition, to sustain forests, T3’s construction uses young trees instead of old growth trees.

  • How does wood store carbon?

    This varies with each property, but unlike any other major building material, wood sequesters carbon, or it stores it. Wood breathes just like humans except for the inverse. We exhale CO2, trees inhale it. We breath in oxygen, a tree exhales it. The CO2 is stored in the fibers just like oxygen is stored in our bodies.

    When a tree is taken and used in a building that will last for centuries, that piece of wood is storing that carbon dioxide in the material for the life of the building.2

  • Is using timber more expensive?

    Rapidly renewable and cleaner than concrete, sustainably sourced timber is slightly more expensive than traditional building materials, but it shortens the construction duration of T3 projects significantly.3

  • How does a T3 building compare to standard office buildings?

    With proper care and maintenance, timber buildings can last the 'test of time' and should function for well over 100 years.4

    There is no difference between the life expectancy of a timber building vs. a concrete and/or steel structure.

How does T3 bring environmental and social sustainability to the built environment?

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T3 West Midtown in Atlanta