Client
DC Southwest Library
Architect
Perkins & Will
General Contractor
Turner Construction
Structural Engineer
StructureCraft
Our Service
Engineer-Build of Timber Structure, EOR for Entire Structure
Size
$18M
Location
Washington, D.C., USA
Completion
2020

DC Southwest Library

Client
DC Southwest Library
Architect
Perkins & Will
General Contractor
Turner Construction
Structural Engineer
StructureCraft
Our Service
Engineer-Build of Timber Structure, EOR for Entire Structure
Size
$18M
Location
Washington, D.C., USA
Completion
2020

An Exposed and Expressive Signature Timber Structure

PROGRESS UPDATE: Timber construction is complete! Stay tuned for overall completion this Fall.

We were excited to partner with Turner Construction and Perkins&Will as Engineer of Record to deliver this unique design-build project. Structural engineering challenges included creating the unique folded plate roof, a world first using DLT (dowel-laminated timber). This is our second project in Washington D.C., following the Arena Stage project, and is the Capitol's first all mass timber building. We also provided timber construction services for the superstructure, including the folded plate DLT (dowel-laminated timber) roof supported by a Glulam / steel substructure and a hybrid timber and steel braced frame. We are excited to see Perkins&Will's beautiful design vision realized for this warm, inviting community space.