How WholeTrees Leverages Technology to Innovate with Timber

WholeTrees Structures® round timber products can be found in museums and educational facilities, the headquarters of tech companies, tribal infrastructure, zoo habitats (for both humans and a wide range of other species), and on the playgrounds of America’s parks. Whether structural columns and trusses in multi-story buildings, branching and beautiful decorative trees in the atriums of mixed-use developments, solar carports, …

Winter ’23 – ’24 Update

DesignConfidential Zoo Project New renderings utilizing scans of trees for an intricate lodge design at a world renown Zoo that has worked with WholeTrees before. Design: HGW Architecture GC: WholeTrees Structures Engineer: KPFF Seattle Engineer: KPFF San Diego Kaiser Elementary School Oakland Unified School District elementary school natural playground featuring an assortment of WholeTrees’ playscape elements including water flumes, tree …

WholeTrees Fall 2023

DesignBurke-Gilman Park Renovation WholeTrees is partnering with Northwest Playground Equipment to support a renovation of a Seattle playground park into a nature-based park for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. GC: Northwest Playground Equipment Landscape Architect: Site Workshop Detroit Zoo – Great Apes of Harambee The Detroit Zoo came to us with a vision for two different Great Ape …

WholeTrees Spring 2023

Design Tom’s Treehouse: Intricate, bold and stunning treehouse in design for Fontenelle Forest Nature Preserve in Nebraksa. Architect – HDR Architects GC – Dotsals Construction, Gretna, NE   Confidential Park: These renderings are for a confidential park on the West Coast from the award winning landscape architect, David Fletcher of Fletcher Studio  Owner – City of San Francisco Architect – Fletcher …

WholeTrees Fall 2022 Update

Design Philadelphia Zoo: The Cheetah exhibit structure was designed to promote cheetah perches, and a den to protect the animals from the element. The structure features two massive curved white oak columns that will make the structure soar over the viewing area. Design: WholeTrees StructuresGC: WholeTrees StructuresEngineer: Engineering Ventures Epic Stone Cone: This Doug Fir sawn heavy timber structure with steel knife plate connections rises 30′ above …

WholeTrees Summer 2022 Update

DesignOregon Zoo Black Bear Exhibit:  Concept renderings renderings for a new habitat for the black bears of the Oregon Zoo. Black bears can be antisocial, so there are various structures for them to live and shelter from the lovely Portland, OR weather.  Architect: Greenworks Engineer of Record: Equilibrium Engineers  General Contractor: O’Brien & Company WT Engineer: KPFF   Orlando Science Center Sloth Climbers: In …

WholeTrees Spring 2022 Update

DesignNashville 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 School …

WholeTrees November/December 2021

DesignProductionChildren’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 scale of …