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Moxy Oakland Downtown

Oakland, CA
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    Innovative Light-Frame

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The Moxy brand, by Marriott International, seeks to entice urban travelers with hip, affordable rooms located in arts and entertainment districts. The Moxy Oakland Downtown is the first in the U.S. to be built with modular wood-frame units—an approach that lends itself to the construction of boutique hotels on smaller urban sites. The hotel includes 172 rooms as well as a gym, rooftop bar, common space and ground floor retail. The seven-story project was built quickly, efficiently and cost- effectively. Five levels of factory-built wood-frame units were installed over a two-level concrete podium; 135 King rooms, five Accessible rooms, and five Bunk-Bed rooms were built, delivered and stacked in just a few weeks. Oakland is in a high-seismic zone, and stacked modular units comprise the overall seismic system. Wood floor and ceiling sheathing was used for the diaphragm, and wood-frame shear walls formed the vertical elements. Demonstrating the creative flexibility of modular systems, the team designed an articulated building exterior, helping the stylish hotel fit perfectly with its surroundings. 72,000 sf / Type III-A construction

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    Light-Frame, Wood structural panels

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Individuals Involved:
  • Dan Hillukka

    Site Built Architect

  • Mark Donahue


  • Mitch Hovaldt

    Modular System Design

  • Craig Stainer

    Structural Engineer

  • David Cook

    Modular Factory Project Lead

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