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Mylander Pavilion

Sandusky, OH
  • Bldg system

    Mass Timber

  • No. Of Stories


  • Sq. footage


A public recreational facility and gathering space designed as part of the larger Lake Erie shoreline construction project to help make Sandusky, Ohio a destination city. The Mylander Pavilion structure is 1/2 mass timber and 1/2 light frame construction. Designed and built to function as both an enclosed and open-air assembly space for both commercial use and public programming, it includes six overhead glass garage doors in an architectural design that blends wood material with the environment’s natural shoreline aspects. Three large glulam trusses and tongue-and-groove roof decking placed on the bias is exposed inside gathering space, showcasing the structure and pulling the users into the outdoors. Engineered glulam wind columns were used to withstand both lateral and vertical loads allowing for the large windows and overhead doors in the pavilion hall. Treated PSL columns and treated dimensional lumber were used since the building is located on the shore of Lake Erie and was designed to withstand two feet of shoreline water submergence. It was completed in 2020 as part of the Jackson St. Pier redevelopment project. 

  • Construction Type:


  • Building Type:

    Civic (Recreational)

  • Material Types:

    Mass Timber, Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT or glulam), Structural Composite Lumber (e.g. LVL and LSL), Light-Frame, Lumber

Companies Involved:
  • City Architecture


  • OHM Advisors

    Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil Site

  • Independence Construction


Individuals Involved:
  • Alice Roache

    Structural Engineer

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