Category Archives: Structure
Shell and Bones
The original building was a three-story unreinforced masonry structure with wood framed floors. Its conversion to a school and the addition of a roof deck triggered a comprehensive structural upgrade of its seismic and gravity systems. Tipping Structural Engineers, a frequent Jensen collaborator, took on the task of for [...]
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Light Gauge Metal Framing
Although not as dramatic as a heroic steel bridge or as evocative as an articulated wood truss, light gauge metal framing systems (“metal studs”) are the true structural miracle-workers of contemporary office construction. With their use, almost any form can be built and, if thoughtfully applied, they even offer the potential for expressive structural investigation.
Read more about Goodby Silverstein.
Plinth & Pavilion
An elegant structured system was designed in collaboration with Tipping Mar & Associates. To limit the building height across the ridge, two levels of the building are cut partially into the slope forming a grounded plinth. On top of this base sits the pavilion, completely open and sheltered under an elon [...]
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Pre-engineered Metal Building
With the help of local erector Soule Building Systems, SHED’s design employs off-the-shelf components to create a modern, refined take on the region’s barn vernacular. The unconventional use of Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings (P.E.M.B.) is an ongoing area of investigation for Jensen Architects. [...]
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