Philadelphia Zoo Gorilla Climbing Structure

WholeTrees Landscapes/Playscapes, Recent, Zoos

Completed: 2019 Location: Philadelphia, PA Gorillas 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 …

Relias Learning Center

WholeTrees Commercial/Retail, Interiors

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

Lake Olathe Nature Playground

WholeTrees Landscapes/Playscapes, Recent

Completed: 2019 Location: Olathe, KS WholeTrees 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 …

Child Development Center – University of Minnesota

WholeTrees Education/Institution, Landscapes/Playscapes

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

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Pokagon Band of Potawatomi – Health & Wellness Center

WholeTrees Education/Institution, Interiors, Recent

Completed: 2019 Location: Dowagiac, MI WholeTrees 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 …

Lakeridge Middle School

WholeTrees Education/Institution, Interiors, Recent

Completed: 2020 Location: Lake Oswego, OR Whole 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 …

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 …

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

WholeTrees Event Spaces/Pavilions, Zoos

Completed: 2018 Location: Baltimore, MD We are so excited to be part of the new African Journey exhibit at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Whole Trees teamed with CRL Designs to create commercial wood shade structures for the Lions and Giraffes and Elephants.  The Lion Exhibit will include round timbers incorporated with steel mesh and glass allowing visitors and intimate …