Minnesota Zoo Hanifl Family Wild Woods Playscape

WholeTrees Education/Institution, Landscapes/Playscapes, Zoos

Completed: 2015 Location: Apple Valley, MN Partnering with Damon Farber Landscape Architects and the Minnesota Zoo, WholeTrees has taken natural playground design and structures to a higher plane with the Hanifl Family Wild Woods. The Minnesota Zoo is on a mission to connect people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife. We all take nature play seriously, because kids …

Wingra School Outdoor Classroom

WholeTrees Education/Institution, Event Spaces/Pavilions, Landscapes/Playscapes

Completed: 2015 Location: Madison, WI This outdoor classroom at Madison’s Wingra School is constructed from WholeTrees. Its black locust branched timbers pose an organic contrast to the main building’s stately brick construction, while providing a welcoming environment for learning alongside nature. Architect: Hirsch Group LLC GC: Supreme Structures Engineer: Strategic Structural Completed: 2015 Location: Madison, WI This outdoor classroom at …

WiNGS Reception

WholeTrees Education/Institution, Interiors

Completed: 2015 Location: Dallas, TX WholeTrees contributed several decorative trees for a reception area and children’s play room at the renovated YWCA (now WiNGS) building in Dallas, TX. The award-winning design by interior architecture firm lauckgroup envisions a space that is not only welcoming, but playful yet peaceful. Architect: lauckgroup GC: JRT Construction Completed: 2015 Location: Dallas, TX WholeTrees contributed …

Camp Decorah Forest Scramble

WholeTrees Education/Institution, Landscapes/Playscapes

Completed: 2015 Location: Holmen, Wisconsin Originally built in 2013, the round timber natural playscape was moved from its previous location in the Myrick Hixon Ecopark after eighteen months. The project’s design called for Black Locust trees which were primarily sourced from Goose Island in La Crosse, less than 30 miles from Camp Decorah and only nine miles from the Ecopark. …

Maharishi University Sustainable Living Building

WholeTrees Education/Institution, Interiors

Completed: 2012 Location: Fairfield, IA Maharishi University of Management’s Sustainable Living Building demonstrates how WholeTrees pre engineered structural systems can be combined with other building systems like stick frame, SIPs or ICF construction. It satisfies the ILFI Living Building Challenge’s requirements for local material sourcing, and serves as a carbon sink for the commercial building project as a whole. Architect: …

Myrick Park Center

WholeTrees Commercial/Retail, Education/Institution, Interiors

Completed: 2011 Location: La Crosse, WI WholeTrees was commissioned to revitalize this interpretive center’s atrium, replacing the existing 26-foot-tall steel column with an engineered structural black willow tree. WholeTrees also designed and built the round timber staircase leading to the atrium’s mezzanine, alongside functional design elements such as slab wood benches, a 15-foot slab wood bar and built-in shelving made …