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Timber Lofts

Milwaukee, WI
  • Bldg system

    Mass Timber

  • No. Of Stories

    4

  • Sq. footage

    68,400

Timber Lofts blends old with new, melding the renovation of an historically significant, 1891 industrial loft building with the construction of a sleek new four-story addition. Adjacent to downtown, Milwaukee’s Walker Point neighborhood was already filled with timber-frame buildings, so wood was a compelling choice. The new addition punches into the existing brick building at each floor, creating a continuous interior loop that showcases exposed wood framing in both structures. Luxury apartments in the new building blend high style with an eco-friendly, warm aesthetic featuring exposed glulam columns and beams and CLT ceilings—all highlighted by floor-to-ceiling windows. Timber Lofts was built utilizing Historic Tax Credits, available for the rehabilitation of income-producing buildings that are determined by the National Park Service (NPS) to be ‘certified historic structures,’ which meant that all aspects of the 60-unit project had to be reviewed and approved by the NPS. Timber Lofts was the first building in Milwaukee to be constructed using CLT.

Review a business case study for this project (page 12). Business case studies are prepared by WoodWorks and Conrad Investment Management to address the performance of US properties constructed with mass timber structural systems.  The goal is to substantively communicate the business case of mass timber buildings in a relevant and relatable fashion across a series of product sub-types, and new studies are added to the document as they are released. 

  • Construction Type:

    III-B

  • Building Type:

    Multi-Family (Apartments, Condos)

  • Material Types:

    Mass Timber, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT)

Companies Involved:
  • Engberg Anderson Architects

    Architect

  • Pierce Engineers, INC

    Structural Engineer

  • Catalyst Construction

    General Contractor

Individuals Involved:
  • Timothy Wolosz

    Architect

  • Mariana Arena

    Architect

  • Sarah Frecska

    Structural Engineer

  • Brian Boecker

    General Contractor

  • Dan Wood

    General Contractor

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