Wood Plays the Leading Role at Arena Stage

A Washington, DC Performing Arts Center uses Unique Wood and Glass Façade to Protect Historic Theaters.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the design fundamentals of a hybrid wood and glass curtain wall system and learn how one example was engineered to support the glass façade and roof of a complex structure.
  2. Recognize the benefits of using Parallel Strand Lumber (PSL) in a heavily loaded, exposed column application.
  3. Discover how wood members can be shaped to meet structural and aesthetic requirements.
  4. Learn how a unique wood and glass façade was used to enclose two existing historical structures to reduce ambient noise.