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Milwaukee, WI
  • Bldg system

    Mass Timber

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  • Sq. footage


At 25 stories (284'), Ascent set the world record as the tallest mass timber hybrid building.  19 stories of mass timber, housing 259 apartments, sit above six stories of concrete parking and ground level retail. The 273,000-square feet of mass timber, which is ~50% exposed, offer all residents incomporable aesthetics with exposed wood columns, beams, and ceilings. The project received a federal wood innovation grant, with all of the research being released to the public domain to aid in the development of future mass timber buildings.

Construction Type | IV (Variance)

Lateral System | Concrete

Completion | August, 2022

Review a business case study for this project. 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. 

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  • Building Type:

    Multi-Family (Apartments, Condos)

  • Material Types:

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

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