Hugh Lofting Timber Framing, as part of the project team working with Bernardon Haber Holloway Architects, W.S. Cumby and the owner, provided the design, material sourcing, and raising of the Forest Stewardship Council®(FSC®) certified glued-laminated (glulam) structure of the new Dansko headquarters and retail facility.
In keeping with the project’s commitment to sustainability and green architecture, the glulam timbers are constructed of FSC certified Douglas Fir.
These glulams were used to span the open space needed for the retail space and showroom.
In the main lobby there is an arched glulam entryway that frames the doors to the showroom. Behind the entryway is a living wall, a bio-filter which naturally removes VOC’s from the air.
Dansko’s owners, long committed to sustainability, incorporated many green building and sustainable design features in the new building, which is LEED-NC Gold Certified and was honored with a Merit Award by the Delaware Chapter of the AIA.