Beneficial State Bank
When complete, Framework will be the tallest mass timber building in the United States, and the first code-designated highrise built of wood. The 12-story, 90,000-sf mixed-use project is designed with a resilient, post-tensioned rocking cross-laminated timber (CLT) core to meet enhanced seismic performance objectives. The gravity framing of the structure includes CLT floor panels over a glulam post and beam structure.
Framework will accommodate ground-level retail, five floors of offices, five floors of affordable housing, and a rooftop amenity space.
Serving as a model for sustainable urban ecology, Framework is supported by a $1.5 million award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s and Softwood Lumber Board’s Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. The grant helps offset the higher cost of designing a highrise timber building, which requires research and analysis beyond what is typically required by code, as well as an independent peer review, and testing of project-specific seismic, fire and acoustic performance. The competition aims to promote the use of domestically-sourced engineered wood products in taller wood buildings.
West Coast Winner, USDA/SLB US Tall Building Prize Competition, 2015