CRESCENT TERMINUS

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: Richard Lubrant
Photo Credit: Richard Lubrant
Photo Credit: Richard Lubrant
Flagship project in the heart of Atlanta connects developer with goals

Surrounded by high-rise buildings in the upscale Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, Crescent Terminus is a new three-building, luxury apartment complex offering resort-style amenities,including a salt-water pool, rooftop terraces with dramatic skyline views, a gourmet coffee bar and more. Featuring five stories of wood over a concrete podium, the project fills the last three parcels of land in the Terminus complex, completing this unique urban development. And while the prime piece of real estate carried a corresponding price tag, the developer was able to move ahead with the project thanks in large part to the choice of an affordable, high-quality wood-frame structure.

Project Architect:Lord Aeck Sargent
Structural Engineer:SCA Consulting Engineers
General Contractor:DPR Hardin Construction
Framing Contractor:Great American Framing, Inc.
Developer:Crescent Communities, LLC
Owner:An affiliate of Boston-based Berkshire Group.
Completed:November 2014
Source:WoodWorks

 

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.

projectuniversity of washington, west campus student housing
architectmahlum architects
structural engineercoughlin porter lundeen
contractorswalsh construction & wg clark construction
completed july 2011 & 2012
sourcewoodworks
  

 

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.

locationmarina del rey, CA
ownermerlone geier partners
developer/general contractorglj partners
architectdesignarc 
structural engineertaylor & syfan consulting engineers
sourcewoodworks

 

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.

sourcewoodworks

 

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).
 
projectbullitt center
locationseattle, washington
architectthe miller hull partnership
project ownerbullitt foundation
completed2013
sourceWoodWorks

 

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.’

projectemory point 
locationatlanta, georgia
architectcooper carry, the preston partnership
structural engineer
Ellinwood + Machado LLC Pruitt Eberly Stone, Inc.
contractorFortune-Johnson Contracting
completedfall 2012
sourcewoodworks

 

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.

PROJECTMarselle Condominiums
LOCATIONSeattle, WA
ARCHITECTPB Architects
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERYu & Trochalakis, PLLC
GENERAL CONTRACTORNorcon, NW, Inc.
COMPLETED2009
sourcewoodworks

 

 

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. 

PROJECTUniversity of British Columbia –  Earth Sciences Building 
LOCATIONVANCOUVER, B.C.
ARCHITECTPERKINS+WILL
STRUCTURAL ENGINEEREQUILIBRIUM CONSULTING INC.
CONTRACTORBIRD CONSTRUCTION
COMPLETED2012
sourcecanadian wood council

 

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.

PROJECTREMY 
LOCATION RICHMOND, B.C.
ARCHITECTSPATRICK COTTER ARCHITECT INC.
PROJECT OWNERORIS DEVELOPMENT (CAMBIE) CORP. 
COMPLETED 2013
sourceCanadian Wood Council

 

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.

PROJECTLibrary Square
LOCATIONKamloops, BC
ARCHITECTJM Architecture
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERSiefken Engineering
CONTRACTORTri City Contracting (BC) Ltd.
COMPLETEDPhase I - 2010
Phase II - 2012
Phase III - 2013
sourcenaturally:wood