Architect
Lake Flato
Structural Engineer - Timber
StructureCraft
General Contractor
MYCON
Our Service
Design-Build of Timber Structure
Size
3 buildings - 47,000 sqft
Location
Austin, TX, USA
Completion
2020

Magdalena Hotel

Architect
Lake Flato
Structural Engineer - Timber
StructureCraft
General Contractor
MYCON
Our Service
Design-Build of Timber Structure
Size
3 buildings - 47,000 sqft
Location
Austin, TX, USA
Completion
2020

The First Mass Timber Boutique Hotel in North America

PROGRESS UPDATE: Installation of the three hotel buildings is complete.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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.

Magdalena Hotel is the first mass timber boutique hotel in North America. The timber hotels consist 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 will be 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 will be 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.