New to the downtown Sioux Falls skyline is a mixed-use building demonstrating innovation, sustainability and the warmth of a natural structural material - wood. This project is the first modern mass timber project in South Dakota. At 4-storeys, the building consists primarily of apartments (including a loft) but is also connected to a 2-storey office.
Located near a rail yard, the local owner group wanted to pay tribute to historical materials such as wood, used in warehouses of old. The exposed ceilings in the lofts will highlight the prefabricated DLT panels and Glulam frame.
StructureCraft joined the local project team to bring experience in the engineering and construction of the mass timber superstructure.
Design & Engineering
StructureCraft brought our expertise in mass timber engineering to the project, working with CO-OP Architecture and the other consultants to deliver the structural design within a compressed schedule. The client and design team were inspired by a visit to one of StructureCraft’s other project’s, 111 East Grand in Des Moines, desiring to achieve a similar aesthetic with exposed Glulam and DLT throughout.
As Engineers and Builders, we put our know-how to the service of the design team to ensure simple and effective solutions were applied to the different design challenges encountered. We developed details to achieve varying FRR requirements in the residential (Type VA) and commercial (Type VB) construction types, and also assisted in the acoustic detailing to ensure the higher acoustic criteria necessary in residential construction were met.