FIRST UNITED BANK (FREDERICKSBURG)
Southern Community Banking: First mass timber retail structure in Texas
Featuring CLT made from locally sourced southern yellow pine, this milestone project is the first mass timber structure in Texas. Expansive floor-to-ceiling heights allow for natural daylight while large cantilevered CLT overhangs provide shade for reduced energy costs, lending to the goal of a net zero energy building.
DCI Engineers designed the building’s foundation, framing, and lateral force resisting system of wood sheathed shear walls.
- Gensler estimates 190 tons of CO2 is offset through the use of sustainably harvested timber for the First United Bank in Fredericksburg.
- The building also includes a rainwater collection system which collects up to 250 million gallons of rainwater runoff annually to support the bank’s landscaping.
- With mass timber’s flexibility in accommodating HVAC locations, the one-story bank also features a high-efficiency VRF HVAC system.