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Case Studies




Faster, Safer, Lower Cost

Multiple projects

All-wood and hybrid panelized roof systems make good sense for commercial buildings.





Pre-fab/Modular Construction

Multiple projects

On the right projects, prefabrication offers increased speed and lower cost.





Wood Rises to the Occasion

Stella – Marina del Rey, CA

Stella proves that increased density can still look good.





Student Housing Gets Extra College Credit from Wood

University of Washington West Campus Student Housing – Seattle, WA

University of Washington used wood framing to meet ambitious design goals.





A ‘Company of Discovery’ Discovers Wood

Promega The Crossroads – Madison, WI

A leading biotechnology firm used CLT and glulam to create a unique 52,000-square-foot client and staff center, which is part of a 300,000-square-foot GMP facility.





Wood Brings the Savings Home

Spartan Village Phase I, University of North Carolina – Greensboro, NC; Applewood Pointe – Roseville, MN; Flats on Main and Flats on Osage, Illinois State University – Normal, IL; Drs. Ju
lian and Raye Richardson Apartments – San Francisco, CA

Focuses on the cost and other benefits of wood-frame construction for student, senior and affordable housing projects.





Wood Shines in Sustainable ‘Show & Tell’

Bullitt Center – Seattle, WA

The six-story Bullitt Center meets the requirements of the Living Building Challenge and is described as the ‘greenest commercial building in the world.’





Cost-Efficient Wood Framing Leads to Energy Efficient Schools

Bethel School District – WA

The Bethel School District uses wood framing to reduce construction costs as well as energy consumption, leaving more money for education.





CLT Milestone in Montana

The Long Hall – Whitefish, MT

The Long Hall is a two-story urban infill project and the first commercial building in the US to be built from CLT.





El Dorado High School Students Get the Wow They Deserve

El Dorado High School – El Dorado, AR

The design team for a new 300,500-square-foot high school saved $2.7 million by switching from the original design to wood framing.



Innovations in Heavy Timber Construction

Branson Convention Center – Branson, MO; Cathedral of Christ The Light – Oakland, CA; Raleigh-Durham International Airport Terminal 2 – Raleigh, NC; Saint Joseph Adoration Chapel – Belmont, NC

The beauty of timber in modern construction is showcased in a variety of innovative projects.





Maximizing Value with Wood

Marselle Condominiums – Seattle, WA

The Marselle includes five stories of wood framing plus a wood mezzanine and six stories of concrete, two of which are above ground.





Healthy Building, Healthy Healing

Herrington Recovery Center – Oconomowoc, WI

Wood provides a serene space for a 21,000-square-foot, 20-bed treatment center for executives and business professionals.





Wood Plays the Leading Role at Arena Stage

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater – Washington, DC

When Arena Stage reopened in 2010, it was the first modern structure of its size to use heavy timber components in the US capital.





Wood Buildings Aim High

Variety of Podium Projects

This case study can be used as a stand-alone piece or companion to the WoodWorks design example, Five-story Wood-frame Structure over Podium Slab.





Changing the Shape of Wood Construction

Warehouse expansion (3555 Hayden) – Culver City, CA

For this 6,000-square-foot rooftop addition to a 1950s-era brick and concrete warehouse, curved and beveled glulam beams were used to form an innovative roof.