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 …

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 …

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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 …

WholeTrees July/August 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 …

WholeTrees May/June 2020 Update

Design Iowa Governor’s Mansion: The pool house at the Iowa Governor’s Mansion is being restored to its former glory.  This photo from 1937 shows the original round timber pergola and pool.  WholeTrees is excited to be part of the restoration process and will be providing all of the black locust timbers to reconstruct this beautiful outdoor space.  Precise measurements were …

WholeTrees March/April 2020 Update

Design *National Gateway Renderings By Landworks Studio Jewish Community Center – Fredonia, Wisconsin: The Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center of Milwaukee, collaborating with Manske•Dieckmann•Thompson, has asked WholeTrees to envision a magical amphitheater pavilion for their upcoming stage at the Rainbow Day Camp.  This 3D rendering of the WholeTrees truss system with round timber trusses and columns shows our vision …