Mid-Rise/Multi-Story

Student Housing Saves with Wood (U of W - Mercer Court/Elm Hall)

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: Benjamin Benschneider
Photo Credit: Benjamin Benschneider
Photo Credit: WG Clark Construction; Mahlum Architects
University of Washington used wood framing to meet ambitious design goals

In 2012, the University of Washington (UW) completed a $109 million, five-building construction project, adding nearly 1,700 student housing beds. Known as West Campus Student Housing – Phase I, the 668,800-square-foot project was the first of four phases planned by UW to add much-needed student housing to its Seattle campus, which has an enrollment of more than 42,000 students.

project university of washington, west campus student housing
architect mahlum architects
structural engineer coughlin porter lundeen
contractors walsh construction & wg clark construction
completed  july 2011 & 2012
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Stella Apartments

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: Lawrence Anderson/Esto
Photo Credit: Lawrence Anderson/Esto
Photo Credit: GLJ Partners
Photo Credit: GLJ Partners
Stella proves that increased density can still look good

Stella consists of two nested wood-framed L-shaped structures, oriented for maximum access to light and views. The two buildings are set on top of a concrete podium housing 9,000 square feet of ground floor retail space and 578 parking stalls.

location marina del rey, CA
owner merlone geier partners
developer/general contractor glj partners
architect designarc 
structural engineer taylor & syfan consulting engineers
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Mid-Rise Senior, Student and Affordable Housing

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments, David Baker Architects, photo Bruce Damonte
Photo Credit: Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments, David Baker Architects, photo Bruce Damonte
Photo Credit: Applewood Pointe of Langton Lake, JSSH Architects, Inc.
Wood Brings the Savings Home

Budget is often a consideration for mid-rise housing. A growing number of institutions, developers and architects are choosing wood-frame construction, which provides notable cost savings as well as other advantages, including speed of construction, safety, durability, aesthetics and environmental performance. Case study featuring Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments, Flats on Main and Flats on Osage, Applewood Pointe of Langton Lake and Spartan Village, Phase I – Student Housing.

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Bullitt Center

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: John Stamets
Photo Credit: John Stamets
Photo Credit: John Stamets
Photo Credit: John Stamets
Wood Shines in Sustainable ‘Show & Tell’
Described as the greenest commercial building in the world, the Bullitt Center in Seattle, Washington pushes the envelope in urban sustainability. The six-story, 52,000-square-foot structure is designed to meet stringent requirements of the Living Building Challenge (LBC).
 
project bullitt center
location seattle, washington
architect the miller hull partnership
project owner bullitt foundation
completed 2013
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Emory Point

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: Cooper Carry
Photo Credit: Cooper Carry
Mixed-use Urban Infill

Emory Point is a vibrant, mixed-use urban infill development located in the historic Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta. The complex provides retail and residential living options to employees working at the adjacent global headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Emory Healthcare, Emory University and a number of other schools. From the outside, Emory Point may look like a straightforward project, but a number of factors help it stand out. Wood facilitated quick installation, which allowed leases to be signed more quickly. And the environmental benefits of the wood structure, already recognized with EarthCraft certification, further emphasize the overall ecological benefits of this mixed-use development. Among them is Emory Point’s contribution to a new ‘pedestrian community.’

project emory point 
location atlanta, georgia
architect cooper carry, the preston partnership
structural engineer
Ellinwood + Machado LLC Pruitt Eberly Stone, Inc.
contractor Fortune-Johnson Contracting
completed fall 2012
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Marselle Condominiums

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: Matt Todd Photography, courtesy WoodWorks
Photo Credit: Matt Todd Photography, courtesy WoodWorks
Photo Credit: Matt Todd Photography, courtesy WoodWorks
Maximizing View and Value with Wood

Wood-frame podium construction is nothing new, particularly for Seattle, Washington. But when developers built the Marselle Condominiums, they did something new by literally taking wood to the next level. By designing the 160,000-ft2 (14,864-m2) complex to meet Type IIIA construction requirements, they were able to build five and one-half floors of wood over a two-story concrete podium deck. Wood's environmental attributes helped the building meet the Master Builders Association Built Green program, but the developer said cost was the primary motivator for choosing a wood-frame structure. He estimated that a concrete building would have cost about 30 per cent more and a steel building would have taken much longer to construct.

PROJECT Marselle Condominiums
LOCATION Seattle, WA
ARCHITECT PB Architects
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Yu & Trochalakis, PLLC
GENERAL CONTRACTOR Norcon, NW, Inc.
COMPLETED 2009
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University of British Columbia – Earth Sciences Building

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: K. K. Law
Photo Credit: K. K. Law
Photo Credit: K. K. Law
Photo Credit: K. K. Law
5-Story Academic Building

The new 160,000 square foot, 5-story Earth Sciences Building (ESB) will house the departments of earth and ocean sciences, statistics and mathematics and the dean of science. The ESB is a centre of discovery and learning that embodies the impressive academic and physical scope of the UBC campus. The ESB is a revolutionary structure, not just for its confident use of new products, but also for the way it uses established products in exciting ways. New solutions, applications, and innovations used throughout construction surpass anything previously done. 

PROJECT University of British Columbia –  Earth Sciences Building 
LOCATION VANCOUVER, B.C.
ARCHITECT PERKINS+WILL
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER EQUILIBRIUM CONSULTING INC.
CONTRACTOR BIRD CONSTRUCTION
COMPLETED 2012
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REMY Project

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: Cotter Architects Inc.
Photo Credit: Cotter Architects Inc.
Photo Credit: Cotter Architects Inc.
Photo Credit: Cotter Architects Inc.
Mid-rise Construction in British Columbia

Modern six-story light-frame wood construction in British Columbia (B.C.) incorporates highly-detailed, researched and safe solutions. Mid-rise building solutions currently being developed and refined in B.C. will lead to more sustainable communities and affordable housing solutions that will positively change the face of North American cities.

PROJECT REMY 
LOCATION  RICHMOND, B.C.
ARCHITECTS PATRICK COTTER ARCHITECT INC.
PROJECT OWNER ORIS DEVELOPMENT (CAMBIE) CORP. 
COMPLETED  2013
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Six-Storey Wood Construction in British Columbia

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: Stephanie Tracey
Photo Credit: Stephanie Tracey
Photo Credit: Stephanie Tracey
Photo Credit: Stephanie Tracey
The Benefits of Wood in Mid-Rise Buildings

The trend toward taller wood buildings in British Columbia began in 2009 when a legislative change increased the allowable height of wood-frame residential structures from four stories to six. Focusing on a six-story wood-frame development in Kamloops, BC, this case study examines the benefits of wood in multi-story buildings—including a reduced carbon footprint, energy efficiency, seismic performance, strength, durability and fire safety.

PROJECT Library Square
LOCATION Kamloops, BC
ARCHITECT JM Architecture
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Siefken Engineering
CONTRACTOR Tri City Contracting (BC) Ltd.
COMPLETED Phase I - 2010
Phase II - 2012
Phase III - 2013
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