Santiam Canyon School District showcases the versatility, quality, performance and natural beauty of Freres Lumber’s patented, engineered wood Mass Ply Panels and Mass Ply Lam beams that are featured throughout the district’s new junior/senior high school, elementary school cafeteria, new gymnasium and various other site improvements for its schools.
Project One, a four-story, mixed-use residential building in Oakland, California, is one of the first projects in the U.S. to utilize cross-laminated timber made from structural composite lumber. This ‘proof-of-concept’ project was undertaken as a means to rethink traditional components, assemblies, and construction methods in an effort to maximize the promise and potential of off-site fabrication. Freres Lumber’s precisely cut Mass Ply Panels were utilized for faster onsite construction.
Chemeketa Community College needed a new gathering space for its growing agricultural program — and they needed it “yesterday.” The construction team selected mass timber to build a majority of their new Agricultural Hub. They built the 18,000 square foot complex with Freres’ High Density (HD) Mass Ply Panels (MPP) for fast construction, locally-sourced materials and for aesthetic purposes. MPP was used for the main ag building, outdoor pavilion roof to provide exposed ceilings, as well as for benches, tables, desks and doors.
Peak Builders needed a quick building solution for their Wilson, WY residential guest house project. In Jackson Hole valley, exposure to the elements is a constant challenge for builders. With a very short window of time to keep materials dry, Peak Builders needed a solution to quickly install the wall and roof elements of their Rainbow Trout House project. They chose Freres’ MPP for its efficiency, strength and aesthetic appeal.
Meyer Memorial Trust’s CEO took a revolutionary approach to the design, development and construction of its new headquarters in Portland, Oregon. The vision was to embody the organization’s goals for sustainability, inclusion and economic development in its physical headquarters. Of importance was to source materials that have been regionally harvested and locally manufactured, including 85 percent sustainable wood. Mass Ply Panels (MPP) from Freres Lumber were used in the roof elements, the stairwell, and as Mass Ply Lam beams and columns.