Hitchcock Nature Center

WholeTrees Conceptual, Event Spaces/Pavilions, Landscapes/Playscapes

Completed: 2021 Location: Honey Creek, IAThe 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 for …

Columbus Zoo – Elephant Shade

WholeTrees Recent, Zoos

Completed: 2019 Location: Columbus, OHWe updated our elephant shade canopy design – both its aesthetic and structure. The first version, which you can find installed at Maryland Zoo, features a round timber roof on partially timber-wrapped steel columns. This structure gives the elephants a break from the sun while allowing the public continuous views as the elephants relax in the …

Philadelphia Zoo Gorilla Climbing Structure

WholeTrees Landscapes/Playscapes, Recent, Zoos

Completed: 2019 Location: Philadelphia, PAGorillas living under human care don’t always have as many climbing opportunities as their cousins in Africa, so Whole Trees is proud to have designed, engineered, fabricated and installed an all natural climbing structure for the gorilla families at The Philadelphia Zoo, to help them feel more at home. Built from Black Locust and White Oak, …

Relias Learning Center

WholeTrees Commercial/Retail, Interiors

Completed: 2019 Location: Cary, NC Architect: Gensler GC: Brasfield and Gorrie, LLC Engineer: Engineering VenturesCompleted: 2019 Location: Cary, NC Architect: Gensler GC: Brasfield and Gorrie, LLC Engineer: Engineering Ventures

Near Future Summit (2019)

WholeTrees Conceptual

Year: 2019 Location: La Jolla, CAWholeTrees Structures paired up with Autodesk to provide an “Activation” like no other at the Near Future Summit 2019, La Jolla, CA.  The Near Future Summit, in its own words, is “a carefully curated community of brilliant and concerned ass-kickers tackling serious challenges without taking ourselves too seriously.” WholeTrees showcased our beta software platform, a …

Lake Olathe Nature Playground

WholeTrees Landscapes/Playscapes, Recent

Completed: 2019 Location: Olathe, KSWholeTrees worked closely with Learning Landscapes who designed an amazing climbing tower for a nature playground in Kansas. The combination of black locust columns and bright blue steel rings give this playscape a playful and adventurous feel while honoring the true beauty of the natural tree form. Additional features such as water tables and a climbing …

Child Development Center – University of Minnesota

WholeTrees Education/Institution, Landscapes/Playscapes

Completed: 2017 Location: Minneapolis, MNArchitect: Damon Farber GC: Loeffler ConstructionCompleted: 2017 Location: Minneapolis, MN Architect: Damon Farber GC: Loeffler Construction

Skamania Lodge Riverview Pavilion

WholeTrees Event Spaces/Pavilions, Landscapes/Playscapes, Recent

Completed: 2019 Location: Stevenson, WALocated 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: Lund …


Pokagon Band of Potawatomi – Health & Wellness Center

WholeTrees Education/Institution, Interiors, Recent

Completed: 2019 Location: Dowagiac, MIWholeTrees is proud to partner with 7Generations and CSM Group in the construction of the Health and Wellness Center for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. These 16′ Red Pine pre engineered wood trusses are a new design for WholeTrees and we are excited for the unveiling. These trusses bring character, warmth and life to the structure, …

Lakeridge Middle School

WholeTrees Education/Institution, Interiors, Recent

Completed: 2020 Location: Lake Oswego, ORWhole Trees is excited to team with Mahlum Architects to bring biophilic structural round timber to the new Lakeridge Middle School in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Existing trees slated to be removed from the project site will see new life as pre engineered structural columns in the new school. Oregon White Oak, Sweetgum, and Scarlet Oak …