Swinerton Mass Timber (SMT) is currently wrapping up the Phil Knight Science Center for Impact Learning for the University of Oregon and Hoffman Construction. The Center will reshape the educational landscape in Oregon by training new scientists with opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
Across two separate four-story towers, this project utilized approximately 20,000 square feet of CLT panel mezzanines as well as a CLT connection bridge. The mezzanines throughout the building will house offices for professors and multiple conference rooms for students to gather in.
The project had many learning opportunities, including tight jobsite constraints. The team positioned and installed each panel in place from a chain hoist system connected to a coil insert in the concrete deck above the mezzanines. SMT also designed and built both timber feature staircases; one is the first of its kind—a CLT stair supported from 7/8” diameter rods hanging from 40 feet above the stairs.
Well done, team: Michael Korus, Brendan Kelly, Ernesto Blancas, Chad Tonge, Josh Miller, Sandra Silva, and Zach Brehm!