MHA Nation Interpretive Center

WholeTrees Education/Institution, Event Spaces/Pavilions, Interiors, Recent

Completed: 2021Location: New Town, ND The MHA Interpretive Center in New Town, ND is a collaborative space created for the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation. The Affiliated Tribes desired a space where they could use living history to tell the story of the Great MHA Nation. The Interpretive Center’s purpose is to offer ongoing development and sustain the unique educational …

Children’s Museum of Eau Claire

WholeTrees Commercial/Retail, Education/Institution, Event Spaces/Pavilions

Estimated Completion- 2022Location: Eau Claire, WI A true project of innovation and collaboration, this structure will be composed of trees from Port Blakely, one of our forestry partners and donor of Douglas Fir trees that will be featured in the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire. WholeTrees has partnered with Steinberg Hart and KPFF to create a two-story structural round timber …

Burkett Farm

WholeTrees Commercial/Retail, Event Spaces/Pavilions

Completed: 2021Location: Cary, NC Burkett Farm: WholeTrees is proud to supply 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

Jewish Community Center

WholeTrees Conceptual, Event Spaces/Pavilions

Completed: 2021 Location: Whitefish Bay, WI 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 pre engineered round timber trusses and columns shows our vision to help performers …

Iowa Governor’s Mansion

WholeTrees Education/Institution, Event Spaces/Pavilions

Completed: 2020 Location: Des Moines, IA The pool house at the Iowa Governor’s Mansion is being restored to its former glory. 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 taken of the existing original stone structure and 3D renderings …

Minnesota Zoo Tiger Lair

WholeTrees Education/Institution, Event Spaces/Pavilions, Recent, Zoos

Completed: 2020 Location: Apple Valley, MN This cantilevered commercial shade structure will enhance the zoo’s updated Tiger Lair. Branching black locust columns support black locust beams and rafters for this 300 square-foot structure. A steel tension rod complements the structural round timber bringing the vision to reality. Architect: Damon Farber GC: WholeTrees Structures Engineer:  Engineering Ventures Completed: 2020 Location: Apple …

La Crosse Riverside Park Bandshell

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Completed: 2020 Location: LA Crosse, WI WholeTrees worked with Roald Gundersen Design to create the structural timber construction for the Riverside Bandshell for which local Rotary clubs have spent the last several years fundraising. This high profile project incorporates massive oak columns and beams as well as 45’ red pine rafters which will form the base structure for the roof …

Hitchcock Nature Center

WholeTrees Conceptual, Event Spaces/Pavilions, Landscapes/Playscapes

Completed: 2021 Location: Honey Creek, IA The trees being used for this project have been sustainably harvested from the nature preserve where this pavilion will be built. Final engineering of the connection details and truss design are taking place and fabrication of branching columns and cedar trusses will soon begin. This will be a wonderful example of site sourced materials …

Skamania Lodge Riverview Pavilion

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Completed: 2019 Location: Stevenson, WA Located in the stunning Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, the Riverview Pavilion at Skamania Lodge is an extraordinary shade canopy for exceptional meetings, weddings, and events. Designed by MG2, the pavilion provides cover for a 2,500 square foot space to take-in the river, mountains, forests, and wildlife. Architect: MG2 GC: Invision II LLC Engineer: …

Morton Arboretum – Tree Science Pavilion

WholeTrees Event Spaces/Pavilions, Landscapes/Playscapes, Recent

Completed: 2018 Location: Chicago, IL Whole Trees and Lukasik + Associates teamed with The Morton Arboretum in Chicago to provide the first fully 3D scanned structure of its kind. Every tree in The Tree Science Pavilion was scanned  using LIDAR technology and digitally incorporated into BIM software, allowing a 3 dimensional look at this commercial shade structure with the actual …