Kicking Horse Cabin
Kicking Horse Cabin
Sidney Island Vacation Home
Sidney Island Vacation Home
Interior Views
Interior Views
Onyx Residence
Onyx Residence
Gillies Bay
Gillies Bay
Incheon, Korea
Incheon, Korea
Kohala, Hawaii
Kohala, Hawaii

Timber Frames

Timber framing is an art with a rich and diverse past. The techniques and joinery employed result in sturdy, long lasting structures, as exemplified by the Tudor style houses of Europe and the feudal castles of Japan. The timber frame tradition continues to be an important component of many architectural styles worldwide.

Our firm has extensive expertise in the design of timber frame buildings, where the structural frame is an assembly of heavy timber posts and beams as opposed to conventional light wood framing. Many of our projects feature exposed crafted timbers and traditional mortise and tenon joinery, which contribute to the functional and visual architecture of the building.

While timber frame construction is often associated with traditional architectural styles, the art is well suited to many contemporary designs that use mixed materials and modern joinery. We have found the combination of wood, concrete and steel provide a result that is visually appealing and embraces the quality of the craft.