Museum of Fine Arts - Houston
Dowel Laminated Timber - a North American First
The campus of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston is under a bold transformation with two new buildings, a conservation building, and a landscape plan that will knit the buildings together.
Alongside Lake Flato Architects, W. S. Bellows Construction Corporation, and Cardno Haynes Whaley, StructureCraft designed and built the structural timber components for the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Centre for Conservation.
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston is the first project to use Dowel Laminated Timber (DLT) in North America. The timber structure is comprised of DLT roof panels on a Glulam post and beam substructure. The DLT panels utilize an architectural kerf cut profile on the exposed underside surface, which provides a clean shadow reveal at every board.