Oregon State University, School of Forestry, Advanced Wood Products Laboratory (AWP)
Reimagining the familiar pre-engineered steel shed, the 20,000 SF Advanced Wood Products Laboratory uses exposed timber in an industrial setting, which has proven to be both practical and uniquely pleasing for occupants. Sawn timber joists span onto long-span glulam beams, which in turn sit on full-height glulam columns that also support the shop cranes. Lateral resistance is provided by steel rod bracing and Mass Plywood Panels (MPP) shear walls, a first time use in North America.
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Corvallis, OR, US
Michael Green Architecture
2021 IStructE Structural Awards: The Award For Zero-Carbon Ambition - Shortlisted
2021 WoodWorks US Design Awards: Wood in Schools
2021 Architizer A+ Award Finalist - Architecture +Wood