Drew Kleman PRESS Architecture Spokane, WA
Architectural Design, Mass Timber Design, Mass Timber Feasibility, Space Planning
Has Experience with these building types:
Assembly (Worship, Restaurant, Theater), Business (Office), Educational, Factory/Industrial (warehouse, storage, parking, etc.), Mercantile (Retail), Mixed-Use, Multi-Family (Apartments, Condos), Custom Innovative Residential
Has Experience with these material types:
Mass Timber, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT or glulam), Timber-Frame / Post and Beam, Hybrid (wood with steel or concrete), Light-Frame, I-joists, Lumber, Open-web trusses, Wood structural panels, Coatings
Has experience with these construction types:
I-A, II-A, II-B, III-A, III-B, IV-HT, V-A, V-B
After establishing PRESS, Drew has worked closely with the Mercer Mass Timber team in Spokane Valley, Washington, including designing a planer addition to their factory. The addition featured a hybrid steel frame with CLT walls and roof. PRESS is also working on a prototype hybrid CLT warehouse with US east-coast partners.
PRESS is first and foremost an architectural practice rooted in collaborative working relationships. Egos are left at the door. Our design approach to any project is informed by the manufacturing capabilities - which lends itself fundamentally to mass timber. We work closely with manufacturers in order to discover the nuanced conditions that may make a project even more successful.