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Tukwila Library

Tukwila, WA
  • Bldg system

    Mass Timber

  • No. Of Stories

    1

  • Sq. footage

    10,000

Municipal and community buildings are some of the most rewarding projects, and the Tukwila Library allowed us to introduce cross-laminated timber (CLT) to the city, complementing Perkins&Will's architectural vision.

The team designed an innovative solution to support the CLT ceiling by incorporating steel members to support the load. This design delivered on the client’s desire to have a completely open floor plan: There’s only one exposed interior column in the entire space, achieved via perimeter columns and custom trusses. Coordinated closely with the architect, the low-profile truss system is delicate and clean, designed with the architect’s aesthetic in mind.

  • Construction Cost:

    $4.4 Million

  • Construction Type:

    V-B

  • Building Type:

    Government

  • Material Types:

    Mass Timber, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Hybrid (wood with steel or concrete)

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