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Photo credit: Ema Peter
The Minneapolis T3 Office Building in Minneapolis’ North Loop was recently completed and will be made available for a tour providing HSW continuing education credits. This seven-story Heavy Timber (HT) building­­­ is the largest timber commercial building in North America. Heavy Timber (HT) construction has been employed for centuries by builders and architects around the world and recent HT commercial and multifamily housing projects have heightened interest in the use of this traditional material. Team members guiding this tour will share highlights about the design and construction that make this big timber, sustainable building an interesting addition to Minneapolis’ Warehouse District. On the tour, you will see and learn about two different HT systems used, board-formed cast-in-place concrete walls and pre-weathered metal panel walls.

Date, time, location

Thursday, July 13, 2017
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

T3 Office Building
323 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN  55401

Please park in Lot 2, Visitor Parking.


AIA Members $30
NonMembers $45

Continuing education

1.0 HSW LU Hours

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the various heavy timber framing methods;
  2. Compare and evaluate heavy timber projects and explain the impact on the building design;
  3. Explain why there is a greater need for structural coordination early in the design phase;
  4. Describe the need for the integration of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing during the design/build process.


Amado Guevara, AIA, senior architect, associate, DLR Group
Robert Pfefferle ,
director, Hines
Beckie Whipp,
property manager, Hines


Contact Deanna Christiansen, Continuing Education Director