Mass Timber Sustainability Projects in The News | The Neutral Project
The Neutral Project, a sustainable real estate development company, is making news in mass timber in Madison and Milwaukee.
Baker's Place will be the first mass timber high-rise building in Madison, Wisconsin.
Rendering of Baker's Place mass timber building in Madison, Wisconsin. (Rendering courtesy of Michael Green Architecture (MGA))
Pictured Above: Baker's Place mass timber construction site includes a portion of the former Gardner Baking Co. to remain as part of the complex. (Photo Courtesy: Michael Green Architecture (MGA) / The Neutral Project)
CATCH UP QUICK: The Baker’s Place project in Madison, Wisconsin is a new 14-story mixed-use development constructed from mass timber, creating 206 homes and preserving the oldest historic piece of the original Gardner Baking Co. Building. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday, February 10, 2023.
MASS TIMBER SUSTAINABILITY: Baker’s Place will be built using Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels. These very large, very dense solid panels of wood are ideal for construction, meet or exceed all safety regulations, and provide a warm and healthy environment for living and working.
Pictured Above (left to right): Tim Mathison, Nate Helbach & Matt Frazer, The Neutral Project | Tyler Noel, Vario Equity | Dane Bernau, C.D. Smith (Photo Courtesy: Michael Green Architecture (MGA) / The Neutral Project)
THE BACKSTORY: C.D. Smith Construction will serve as general contractor, bringing solid experience with large-scale, mass timber projects. In addition to Ascent, Milwaukee, the world's tallest hybrid mass timber tower, C.D. Smith served as construction manager on Fastenal Office Building in Winona, Minnesota. Both structures utilize hybrid mass timber frames, similar to Bakers Place.
Pictured Above (left to right): Brett Jerdee, C.D. Smith | Todd Greenwald, Compass Properties | Nanak Malhotra, C.D. Smith | Matt Murtos, Compass Properties | C.J. Fermanich, Tim Mathison, Nate Helbach & Matt Frazer, The Neutral Project | Tyler Noel, Vario Equity | Brandon Adler, Angus Young Architects | Dane Bernau, C.D. Smith (Photo Courtesy: Michael Green Architecture (MGA) / The Neutral Project)
WHAT WE'RE HEARING: “It’s exciting to collaborate on a mass timber project in Madison. The material is sustainable, our crews are experienced with the construction method and we're looking forward to working on another mass timber build,” comments Dane Bernau, VP and Project Executive with C.D. Smith Construction.
Pictured Above: C.D. Smith Project Executive Dane Bernau (at right) and Project Manager Brett Jerdee'hold a sample of CLT construction material at the February 10th groundbreaking.
Project team members on Bakers Place include The Neutral Project, MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE, Angus-Young Architects and Engineers, Equilibrium Consulting, RDH Building Science Inc., ARUP, Rivion, Priopta, RAD, Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc., JT Engineering and C.D. Smith Construction.
Learn more and stay current on the Bakers Place project at cdsmith.com/bakersplace.
The Neutral Project is also planning a new mass timber residential development in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Renderings of The Edison mass timber building in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Rendering courtesy of HPA Architecture)
The Edison would be the second mass timber structure in Milwaukee and is poised to be the tallest hybrid mass timber tower in North America.
THE BIG PICTURE: The Edison will be a stunning 32-story ~350-unit multifamily building with ~7,100 SF of retail space along the Milwaukee Riverwalk. It will be built using a hybrid engineered wood system, with Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) floor system, glulam columns, concrete beams, stairs and cores.
- Mass timber building materials are manufactured lumber products built to be aesthetically pleasing and act as functional structural components of the building.
- The timber beams, columns and ceilings are predominantly exposed, creating a biophilic climate for the building occupants.
- Incorporating floor-to-ceiling glass highlights impeccable views of Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee Bucks Deer District, allows for natural light and exposes the beauty of the wood assembly.
THE EVEN BIGGER PICTURE: The Edison not only fills a void in Milwaukee’s luxury housing market but sets a new standard on how projects are designed and built sustainably by utilizing mass timber and passive house design principles.
Project team members on The Edison include The Neutral Project, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, Thornton Tomasetti, SpaceCo, Hodgson Douglas, ARUP, dbHMS, Priopta, RAD, Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc., JT Engineering and C.D. Smith Construction.
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Date: June 22, 2023 | Author: Tracy Lisowe
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