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Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center

Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center

Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center

Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center

Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center
Located at the main entry to the WSU Pullman Campus, the Center will expand what it means to be a member of the WSU community. The Center will be a gathering place to celebrate culture and diversity and will host scholars, lectures, meetings, and multicultural alumni events. Job fairs, conferences, and collaborative work with WSU colleges will enhance the new center’s offerings.

The architects sought extensive advice from the WSU community for the design. This led to amenities that include four knowledge rooms, an open “living room” space for larger events, and a commercial and demonstration kitchen. Food’s a big part of culture and the center’s kitchen will be integral to events. Art and design also educate visitors on the histories and contributions of African, Native, Latina/o, and Asian Americans to the state of Washington and WSU.

Cascade Joinery worked with the engineers, architects and General Contractor to enhance buildability in the design and specifications for timber roof system. Our crew cut every piece in the roof system on site setting beams as we went. No two pieces are alike. The main arched glulams are either 6” x 30” or 8.75” x 36”, made of naturally rot resistant Port Orford Cedar. The largest pieces are 70’ long and weigh over 6,000 pounds. The main beams are on 8’ centers with 4″ x 8″ purlin beams spanning between them at approximately 4’ on center. The irregular fascia of Port Orford Cedar glulam is 3.125” x 18”. Purlin pitch varied from piece to piece and the purlin spacing varied in each bay. Fascia pieces were mapped to fit after the main beams were set. Our crew completed the roof structure on schedule and the project continues to move forward at a rapid pace and is slated for completion in Spring 2017.

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Cascade Joinery timber frame install, Bellevue, Washington: July 2018

Cascade Joinery timber frame install, Seattle, Washington: July 2018

Cascade Joinery timber frame install, Mukilteo, Washington: July 2018

Seattle AIA, Small Firm Management Workshop Series- Marketing & Business Development Basics for Small Firm Architects, Seattle, Washington: July 2018

Woodworks, Webinar: Building Enclosure Design, Online: July 11, 2018

Woodworks, 2018 Seattle Wood Design Symposium: July 19, 2018 Washington State Convention Center

Seattle AIA, Designing for Special Populations, Seattle, Washington: July 2018

SEAW, SEAW Northwest Conference 2018, Richland, Washington: August 1st-4th 2018

Cascade Joinery timber frame install, Anchorage, Alaska: August 2018

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Seattle AIA, 2018 AIA NWWA/AGC Scholarship Golf Tournament, Burlington, Washington: August 2018

USGBC, Greenbuilder, San Francisco, California: August 2018

USGBC, Industry Night on the Terrace, Baltimore, Maryland: September 2018

Living Future, Living Product Expo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: September 11th-13th

Seattle AIA, 2018 Honor Awards Submission Final Deadline, Seattle, Washington: September 2018

Seattle AIA, Small Firm Management Workshop Series: Financial Management, Seattle, Washington: October 2018

Cascade Joinery timber frame install, San Juan Island, Washington: October 2018

Cascade Joinery timber frame install, Whidbey Island, Washington: October 2018

Cascade Joinery timber frame install, Lumi Island, Washington: October 2018

Sustainable Connections, Sustainable Design & Development Conference, Bellingham Technical College: October 2018

Sustainable Connections, Whatcom Housing Week: October 2018

TF Guild, Eastern Conference: Virginia Beach, Virginia October 19-21, 2018

Think Wood, Industrialized Wood-Based Construction Conference: Boston, Massachusetts October 24th-26th 2018

Seattle AIA, 2018 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture, Seattle, Washington: November 2018

Cascade Joinery timber frame install, Orcas Island, Washington: November 2018

Greenbuild Expo, International Conference & Expo, Chicago, Illinois: November 12th-17th 2018

Woodworking, 2018 Bay Area Wood Design Symposium, San Francisco, California November 2018

USGBC, GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials, Richmond, Virginia: November 2018

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