Van Alen’s Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Competition

WholeTrees Conceptual

Year: 2018Location: New York City, NY WholeTrees Structures is pleased to collaborate with BRANDT : HAFERD and ARUP on “Mingle”, a proposal for the 2018 Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Installation. If selected, WholeTrees will be providing sustainably sourced material, fabrication and installation. As presented by Brandt and Jerome of BRANDT : HAFERD, Mingle invites the idiosyncratic and instigates collective …

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Pokagon Band of Potawatomi – Peacemaking Center

WholeTrees Education/Institution, Event Spaces/Pavilions, Recent

Completed: 2019 Location: Dowagiac, MI One great feature of building with trees is nature has already made some incredible designs for us to use. To get the right structural curved members for this shade structure, we used our laser scanner to create 3D models of naturally bent trees. Seven Generations A+E architects have now placed our 3D models into their …

Bowstring Truss Concept

WholeTrees Conceptual

Completed: N/A Location: Wisconsin In this concept, WholeTrees worked closely with local architectural firm, Strang, to create a cost efficient pre engineered wood truss system that would allow the space to remain open while supporting the lighter loads of the roof. Original concepts called for a dropped ceiling, but the client preferred something more grand and unique. Natural timbers, and …

Rosebud Sioux – Pow Wow Arbor

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

Completed: 2018 Location: Rosebud, SD The Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Seven Generations A&E commissioned WholeTrees to provide this grand structure in South Dakota in time for an August 15th PowWow with their general contractor, the REDCO group. The fast-tracked project features an 80′ arena surrounded by a circular structure of WholeTrees pre-engineered columns and beams with steel connections to handle …

Capt. Johnston Blakely Elementary School

WholeTrees Education/Institution, Interiors, Recent

Completed: 2019 Location: Bainbridge Island, WA Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary School is nestled in the scenic woodlands of Bainbridge Island, Washington; just a ferry ride across Puget Sound from downtown Seattle. In design collaboration with Mithun, WholeTrees will harvest, fabricate, and deliver 13 pre engineered straight and branched structural round timber tree columns to its first commercial mass timber project …

Birmingham Zoo Playscape

WholeTrees Landscapes/Playscapes, Zoos

Completed: 2017 Location: Birmingham, Alabama WholeTrees partnered with the Birmingham Zoo to create round timber play equipment for the Zoo’s natural playground. Each structure was built from black locust sourced from Wisconsin public lands. The play features are placed with careful consideration for existing landscape features, plantings, and varying elevations across the site to create place-based relationships. Designed for a …

Google 2930 Pearl Place

WholeTrees Commercial/Retail, Interiors

Completed: 2017 Location: Boulder, CO In coordination with award-winning architecture firm RNL Design (now Stantec), WholeTrees supplied over 50 decorative birch tree columns to create a biophilic work environment in Google’s new office building at Pearl Place – the newest addition to its scenic campus in Boulder, Colorado. Ranging from 12′ to over 25′ tall, the trees were sustainably harvested …

MORA Asian Kitchen – Chandelier Tree

WholeTrees Commercial/Retail, Interiors

Completed: 2017 Location: Bollingbrook, IL MORA – Asian Fusion sought an accent piece for their restaurant. WholeTrees supplied a truly bipohilic Pin Oak to be suspended in the space. The inverted decorative tree serves as a chandelier within the space and sheds light on the restaurant patrons. Designer: MEP Consultants Completed: 2017 Location: Bollingbrook, IL MORA – Asian Fusion sought …

Shapiro Stairs by Aaron Laux Design

WholeTrees Interiors, Residential

Completed: 2017 Location: Riverwood, IL The Tree House Stair was a collaborative project that brought together the interdisciplinary talents of architects, builders, contractors, and the homeowner to create the finished product: a functional sculpture integrated into the architecture of the home. Each piece of wood and metal was fabricated and installed by hand. For this project, Aaron Laux Design collaborated …

Vermont Artisan Coffee Solar Carports

WholeTrees Commercial/Retail, Event Spaces/Pavilions, Solar Carports

Completed: 2017 Location: Waterbury Center, VT WholeTrees teamed up with Vermont solar installer, SunCommon, to develop pre engineered wood solar carports. We delivered these 5 and 6-bay carports for clients enjoying their coffee and bakery at the cafe. This 64 kW system covers cars and provides energy for the facility. WholeTrees continues to develop larger and more robust solar carport …