The First Mass Timber Boutique Hotel in North America
PROGRESS UPDATE: The Magdalena Hotel is complete and now open to the public.
The first of its kind in North America, Magdalena Hotel consists of three buildings: one 4-storey, one 3-storey and one 2-storey. The primary structure for the interior hotel rooms is DLT panels on light wood frame bearing/shear walls. The panels are exposed at the ceiling, creating a warm and welcoming aesthetic in the rooms. Each building has an exterior exposed walkway structure which is composed of gapped timber panels on Glulam substructure – the wood is exposed on both sides (floor and ceiling). There are several other timber scope elements including DLT elevator and stair shafts, hanging balconies, hybrid timber/steel staircases and a stand-alone porte-cochere at the entrance.
StructureCraft, as engineer-builder, joined the project team early as structural engineer for the timber superstructure. We worked closely with Lake Flato Architects through SD, DD and CD phases leading to Building Permit drawings.