A massive timber engineering project at the base of Sugarbush Ski Resort. The Timbers Restaurant at Claybrook was built using rough-sawn Douglas fir glulams. The 90’ diameter building features a 50’ clear span, with the cupola topping out 40’ above the slab. The structure relies on three concentric rings to span the circle, with nine pairs of posts defining the great cathedral space, and eighteen pairs of posts on the perimeter backing them up against the immense outward thrust imparted by the 24’ diagonal braces.
6,000 sq ft
Uses passive design strategies seen in the roof and walls