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Building a Community’s Vision: Kent YMCA


Installation of the girders and beams.

This fall, the citizens of Kent will have a new YMCA that promises to be so much more than a gym. We are honored to be part of a large team bringing a community vision to fruition on the city’s East Hill. When completed the center will include a community kitchen, dedicated studio space for classes, outdoor playing courts, and outdoor gathering space. This YMCA is unique in that it is situated between two city parks, expanding outdoor recreation and play opportunities.

We fabricated the glulam timber roof framing for two wings of the building, including the aquatics center. The roof over the pool required three 12-1/4 x 94-1/2″ x 94′ girders made from Alaska yellow cedar. The remainder of the pool roof glulam beams are Douglas fir, fabricated at Cascade Joinery and treated to preserve them in the extreme conditions of the pool enclosure. The roof of the second wing is comprised of Douglas fir glulam with main beams that are 5-1/8 x 30″ x 62′.

In total, we provided about 55,000 board feet of timber, and the three large pool room girders represent nearly half of that total. The total roof area is about 19,500 square feet. We look forward to seeing the finished YMCA as it opens its doors to the Kent community in September.

 

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 raising, Port Townsend, Washington, April 2019

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

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

Seattle AIA, Mass Timber Committee Meeting, Seattle, Washington: April 2019

Woodworks, Taking the Guesswork out of Mixed-Use Building Analysis, Portland, Oregon April 2019 & Seattle, Washington April 2019

Seattle AIA, SPARC Home Tour #11: The Roost-Artist Live-Work Lofts, Leavenworth, 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

Seattle AIA, NWW: 2018 Washington State Code Update and Fire Protection & Life Safety 101, Mt. Vernon, Washington: April 2018

Seattle AIA, AIA COTE, Earth Day Sustainability Slam, Seattle, Washington: April 2019

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

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

Seattle AIA, Mass Timber Committee Meeting, Seattle, Washington: May 2019

Seattle AIA, Housing Transformations Density Done Right, Seattle, Washington: May 2019

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

Woodworks, Webinar-The Evolution of Mid-Rise Design: Increasing Opportunities with Wood: May 2019

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

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

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

Seattle AIA, Mass Timber Committee Meeting, Seattle, Washington: June 2019

Woodworks, Webinar-Maximizing Mid-Rise Value with Wood: Design Tips for Podiums, Sloped Site and other Complexities: June 2019

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

Woodworks, Northwest Wood Design Symposium, Seattle, Washington June 2019

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

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

Seattle AIA, Mass Timber Committee Meeting, Seattle, Washington: July 2019

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

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

 Timber Framers Guild, TFG National Conference, Hookset, New Hampshire: August 2019

Seattle AIA, Mass Timber Committee Meeting, Seattle, Washington: August 2019

Cascade Joinery Timber Frame Raising, Auburn, Washington: September 2019

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

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

Seattle AIA, Mass Timber Committee Meeting, Seattle, Washington: September 2019

Cascade Joinery Timber Frame Raising, Cle Elum, Washington: October 2019

Seattle AIA, Mass Timber Committee Meeting, Seattle, Washington: October 2019

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

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

Seattle AIA, Mass Timber Committee Meeting, Seattle, Washington: November 2019

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

Seattle AIA, Mass Timber Committee Meeting, Seattle, Washington: December 2019