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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

SEAW, SEAW Northwest Conference 2018, Richland, Washington: August 1st-4th2018

Seattle AIA, Seattle A/E/C Kickball Tournament for Charity: Seattle, Washington: August 2018

Seattle AIA, Wild Tensions: How Design Impacts the Outdoor Experience, Seattle, Washington: June-August 2018

Timber Framers Guild, Mini Kez Colorado 2018, Lakewood, Colorado: August 2018

Timber Framers Guild, Mastering the Basics of Square Rule Timber Framing, Bellevue, Colorado: August 2018

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

Think Wood, Woodworks Webinar- Advanced Detailing Techniques: August 2018

US FSC, Controlled Wood Regional Meeting, Portland, Oregon: August 2018

Cascade Joinery timber frame install, Issaquah, Washington: August 2018

Woodworks, Nailed-It! Introducing the Design Guide for Nail-Laminated Timber, San Francisco, California: August 2018

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

Timber Framers Guild, Fall Log Building Four Week Course 16’x’16 Cabin, British Columbia, Canada: September 3rd-28th2018

Seattle AIA, Seattle Design Festival, Seattle, Washington: September 6th-21st2018

Living Future, Living Product Expo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: September 11th-13th 2018

Timber Framers Guild, EcoNest Fall Intensive, Ashland, Oregon: September 2018

Timber Framers Guild, EcoNest Fall Timber Framing, Ashland, Oregon: September 2018

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

Timber Framers Guild, Sketchup For Timber Framers Workshop, Level 1, British Columbia, Canada: September 2018

Timber Framers Guild, EcoNest Straw Clay Walls, Ashland, Oregon: September 2018

Timber Framers Guild, Timber Frame Post & Beam Four Week Course- 24’ x 40’ Two Story Frame, British Columbia, Canada: October 2018

Timber Framers Guild, SketchUp for Timber Framers Workshop, Level 2, British Columbia, Canada: October 2018

Timber Framers Guild: EcoNest Japanese Tools & Joinery, Ashland, Oregon: 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 HousingWeek: Bellingham, Washington: October 2018

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

Think Wood,Industrialized Wood-Based Construction Conference: Boston, Massachusetts October 24th-26th2018

Timber Framers Guild, Timber Frame Hammer Bents Four Week Course-15’/30’ x 20’ Two or Three Bent Frame, British Columbia, Canada: October-November 2018

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

Think Wood, Woodworks: 2018 Bay Area Wood Design Symposium, Mission Bay Conference Center, California: November 2018

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

Sustainable Connections, 16thAnnual Peace Builders Awards, Bellingham, Washington: November 2018

Greenbuild Expo, International Conference & Expo, Chicago, Illinois: November 12th-17th2018

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

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

Seattle AIA, Gray Awards 2018, Seattle, Washington: November 2018

Seattle AIA, 2018 Design Matters Conference, Seattle, WA November 2018

Cascade Joinery timber frame raising, Kent, WA, January 2019

Mass Timber Conference, International Mass Timber Conference, Portland, Oregon: March 19th-21st 2019

Seattle AIA, A’19 Conference on Architecture 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada: June 6th-8th 2019