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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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Woodworks, WEBINAR-Seattle Mass Timber Tower: Envisioning 12 Stories of Wood: March 2019

Seattle AIA, 2019 Member Access: Architectural Photography: A practical guide to a successful photo shoot, Seattle, Washington: February 2019

Seattle AIA, Path to Fellowship, Seattle, Washington: March 2019

Seattle AIA, SIAF: Changes in International Practice, Seattle, Washington: March 2019

Seattle AIA, Because it Rains Opening Night Reception, Seattle, Washington: March 2019

Seattle AIA, YAF: Ainsworth & Dunn Building Construction Tour, Seattle, Washington: March 2019

Seattle AIA, Homeless Outreach, Seattle, Washington: March 2019

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

Seattle AIA, AIA 2019 Contract Documents Insights + Impacts, Seattle, Washington: March 2019

Cascade Joinery Timber Frame Raising, Bothell, Washington: March 2019

Woodworks, Mass Timber Construction: Products, Performance and Design, Colorado Springs, Colorado: March 2019

USGBC, Webinar: Driving Sustainability, Resilience, and Performance with LEED for Cities/Communities: March 2019

Cascade Joinery Timber Frame Raising: Gig Harbor, Washington: March 2019

Seattle AIA, Because it Rains Exhibit Tour, Seattle, Washington: March 2019

Seattle AIA, ByDesign Film Festival, Seattle, Washington: March 2019

Living-Future, Understanding The Living Community Challenge in San Francisco, San Francisco, California: March 2019

Sustainable Connections, SMART Business Summit, Ferndale, Washington: March 2019

Cascade Joinery timber frame raising, Port Townsend, Washington, April 2019

Cascade Joinery Timber Frame Raising, Chelan, Washington: April 2019

Cascade Joinery Timber Frame Raising, Kent, Washington: April 2019

Timber Framers Guild, Timber Grading Training Course, Lafayette, Colorado: April 2019

Woodworks, WEBINAR-Design Considerations for Multi-Story Podium Projects: April 2019

USGBC, Rocky Mountain Green Conference, Denver, Colorado: April 2019

Living-Future, Living Future Unconference 2019, Seattle, Washington: April 30-May 3, 2019

Cascade Joinery Timber Frame Raising, Bow, Washington: May 2019

Timber Framers Guild: Community Building Project: Lake Roesiger Park Shelter, Monroe, Washington: May 2019

Timber Framers Guild, EcoNest Boot Camp, Oregon: May 6, 2019- June 14,2019

Timber Framer Guild, EcoNest Spring Timber Framing Workshop, Ashland, Oregon: May 20th-24th 2019

Cascade Joinery Timber Frame Raising, Henry Island, Washington: May 2019

Cascade Joinery Timber Frame Raising, Bainbridge Island, Washington: May 2019

Timber Framers Guild, EcoNest Straw Clay Walls, Ashland, Oregon: May 27th-31st 2019

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

Sustainable Connections, Northwest Green Home Tour-Whatcom County: June 2019

Cascade Joinery Timber Frame Raising, Mount Vernon, Washington: July 2019

Seattle AIA, 2019 AIA NWWA/AGC Scholarship Golf Tournament, Burlington, Washington: August 2019

Seattle AIA, Seattle Design Festival, Seattle, Washington: September 2019

Cascade Joinery Timber Framer Raising, Arlington, Washington: September 2019

Timber Framers Guild, 2019 ILBA Conference and AGM, Bad Wildbad, Germany: September 2019

Living-Future, Living Product EXPO19, Nashville, Tennessee: October 8th-10th 2019

Timber Framers Guild, 2019 Japanese Tools & Joinery, October 21th-27th 2019

Green Build, Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, Atlanta, Georgia: November 20th-22nd 2019