This 23,360 square foot building is a one story
structure with a partial walkout basement. Utilizing primarily wood roof
framing on masonry bearing walls, two wings of the building have a
monoslope roof made of structural insulated wood sandwich panels over
metal-plate-connected wood trusses. The roof framing of the third wing
also incorporates the insulated panels, here in the form of a hip roof
supported on tapered glued laminated wood beams. Throughout all these
spaces a majority of the structure is exposed to view, and the varying
systems employed help define the diverse functions within the building.
The remaining portion of the building houses service
functions. In this area the roof is framed with wood open-web joists
supporting a concrete slab. This heavy deck system is used to provide a
sound buffer against noise generated by the roof-top mechanical units.
Beneath one wing, the walkout basement takes advantage
of the sloping site topography. The first floor framing system is pre-cast
planks, some of which cantilever to the exterior and form an elevated
walkway adjacent to the building.