Cedar Speedster

By embracing mass timber for commercial design, we have the opportunity to honor the history of our timber industry while focusing on its health and wellness benefits. With wood, we can create workplace environments that are just as warm and welcoming as your home that boost your mood and creativity.”

Timber Built Environment: Mass timber mixed-use characterizes Fremont’s history

Cedar Speedster is a newly constructed, mixed-use commercial building comprised of mass timber material. The timber structure honors the neighborhood’s historic industrial and lumber business influence once rife in Fremont. The three-story building includes 5,000-sf of retail, 10,000-sf of below-grade parking, and above-grade office levels. Prefabricated glulam columns and steel knife-plate connections were installed to accommodate uninterrupted columns from the ground floor to the roof level. This configuration of continuous columns minimizes timber shrinkage. DCI Engineers designed the custom beam and column connections for timber, concrete, steel, masonry, and foundation details.

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Seattle, Washington
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Commercial, Mass Timber
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Concrete, Wood

Project Highlights

  • Installing continuous glulam columns through the building levels reduced construction time.
  • Dropped glulam girders allowed for HVAC systems and utility piping installation to run tightly along the ceiling. This deliberate design preserves views and daylighting below the structures, which enhance the tenant’s overhead space.
  • The engineers opted for a concrete shear wall core that allowed the architect to open up the perimeter of the storefront area.
  • Below-grade parking accommodates 24 vehicle spots.

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