Mass Timber (Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), Glulams, etc)
Some aspects of mass timber require special attention to detail in meeting code requirements as well as providing desired aesthetics. We executed one of the first mass timber projects in the U.S. for a Hilton Head beach house.
Hilton Head Beach House
Hilton Head, SC (2009).
Matt Taylor, Architect.
Innovative modern coastal home with CLT wood decking system.
Modern 10,000 sq. ft., coastal home. At the time of construction, the first residential project on the east coast utilizing new product material, CLT; considered to be one of the first CLT projects in the US. To achieve a modern look, numerous aspects of the building created interesting design challenges. To name a few: the architect’s personal challenge to eliminate exposed connections, large single and double cantilever spans, and beach location necessitated hurricane loading requirements. One aspect of hurricanes is the scour of the foundation. This house was designed with concrete augercast foundation pile support. In the event of scour, the house will still be secure due to this foundation design. In addition, seismic and liquefaction requirements are accounted for being within the vicinity of Charleston, SC. Read more about this Featured Project …
Perry Point, MD (2011).
Architect: BES Design Build.
Historic Preservation Consultant: Davis Buckley, Architect.
Restoration of a historic Stone Grist Mill in Perry Point, MD on the property of the VA.
Historic Grist Mill originally constructed with stone walls and heavy timber construction. The new building allowed the VA hospital residents to enjoy the building for recreational purposes. New elements constructed with steel framing, including the new elevator, which provided access to the lower floor.
Beaufort, SC (2016).
Beaufort Design Build, LLC, Architect.
Adaptive reuse and renovation from commercial to residential.
Fordham Market is an iconic building in historic downtown Beaufort, forever known as a hardware store. Lower level was renovated in 2016 to provide for upgraded retail space. Currently, the upper level is under renovation to provide for units for residential living space. Walls consist of multi-wythe unreinforced brick with heavy timber framing members for floor framing.