WholeTrees Spring 2022 Update

Design Nashville Zoo Hammerkopf Renderings:  Concept renderings renderings for visitor viewing structure designed by Brinker Gates Architects, and engineered by MLA Engineers Architect: Brinker Gates Engineer of Record: MLA Engineering WT Engineer: KPFF Drawings by KPFF Rendering By Brinker Gates   Athey Creek Middle School:  Athey Creek Middle School: WholeTrees has been tasked with the selective harvest and design of on-site trees for an upcoming Middle …

WholeTrees November/December 2021

Design Production Children’s Museum of Eau Claire:  The latest and greatest renderings of the Children’s Museum are worthy of a share. Fabrication has begun across the country and our team is thrilled to be at this stage of development with this project. The last image in this set demonstrates the real 3D scans of trees and a person shown for …

WholeTrees August/September 2021

Design Concept Drawings for La Crosse WI Area Park: This viewing shelter has been modeled using structural round timber at a local park in La Crosse, WI Client- ORA TrailsRendering- WholeTrees Structures Nashville Zoo: Concept renderings renderings for an entry pavilion designed by Brinker Gates Architects, and engineered by WholeTrees Partner, KPFF Architect: Brinker Gates WT Engineer: KPFF Drawings by KPFF …

WholeTrees June/July 2021 Update

Design University of Maine: Architect: DPA DesignGC: CW DriverEngineer: KPFF WholeTrees Playscape Elements 3D Asset Update:  WholeTrees staff have been hard at work revamping digital resources to help our clients better visualize playscape elements as they fit into their designs. Seen here are an aerial view of the new structure models and some of our favorites from the group.  Production …

MHA Interpretive Center Grand Opening

  “The MHA Interpretive Center will serve as a gathering place and cultural book mark for the people of the MHA Nation. Guests lined up for tours of the new interpretive center, and said they couldn’t be prouder to see their culture on display.”   Read More about the Grand Opening Here

WholeTrees April/May 2021 Update

Design Madison Children’s Museum: WholeTrees is currently working with Design Coalition to construct a playscape at the Madison Children’s Museum, which will include several platform structures built out of locally-harvested tree columns that are woven together by ramps, climbing structures, and custom staircases. Architect: Design CoalitionEngineer: Engineering Ventures Smithsonian Zoo Climbing Tower: This structure has been designed with enrichment in …

Architectural Record features WholeTrees in its January Edition

Blakely Elementary School, Bainbrige Island, WA ”Resembling a human arm, a tree-trunk porch-support column ushers children into the Blakely Elementary School. Its smooth, bark-less surface begs to be touched by students…” Read the Article on Architectural Record’s Website

MHA Interpretive Center

WholeTrees January/February 2021 Update

Design Burkett Farm: WholeTrees is excited to produce sustainably harvested black locust trusses for the Burkett Farm outside Cary, North Carolina. The mission of the farm is to provide a gathering space that provides a learning and educational environment for strengthening local food systems. Architect: REdesign.buildGC: REdesign.buildEngineer: KPFF Seattle Franklin Park Zoo: The Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, Massachusetts, enrichment …

WholeTrees September/October 2020 Update

Design  Undisclosed Zoo, San Diego: This nature playscape features climbing logs, balance beams, log bridges, and a large climbing tree “bouquet” that connects to a bridge. 3D scanning helped align design and product for a very unique piece with specific design requirements. Collaboration with engineers and the landscape architects determined final rotation, branch length, angle, and height. Once installed, this …