Six Mass Timber Divisions

Specializing In

Design | Engineering | Supply | Installation | Repair

Licensed In 46 States

Six Mass Timber Divisions

Specializing In

Design

Engineering

Supply

Installation

Repair

Licensed In 46 States

CLT/Mass Timber

Trade partnering and design & install subcontractor

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Timber Bridges

Pedestrian & vehicular bridges & boardwalks

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Glulam & Heavy Timber

Arches, trusses, beams; value-engineering

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Timber Soundstages

Truss, catwalk & lighting grid design & install

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Specialty Timber Structures

Shelters, curved beams, domes

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Existing Timber Structures

Tenant improvement & building code upgrades

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Five Decades Of
Specialization

Western Wood Structures offers the expertise in engineered timber design, fabrication and installation that only decades of specialization can bring.

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Five Decades Of Specialization

Western Wood Structures offers the expertise in engineered timber design, fabrication and installation that only decades of specialization can bring.

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In-House
Engineering

A dedicated engineering department sets Western Wood Structures apart from the rest. Immediate solutions keep your project moving forward.

Mass Timber
Sustainability

Beyond its natural appeal; wood’s sustainability and key role in carbon sequestering are making mass timber more popular than ever. Sustainable materials like cross laminated timber are naturally durable, versatile, and cost effective.

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In-House
Engineering

A dedicated engineering department sets Western Wood Structures apart from the rest. Immediate solutions keep your project moving forward.

Mass Timber
Sustainability

Beyond its natural appeal; wood’s sustainability and key role in carbon sequestering are making mass timber more popular than ever. Sustainable materials like cross laminated timber are naturally durable, versatile, and cost effective.

A History Of Excellence

1969-Today

Click the arrows to explore the timeline of our major milestones over the past 50 years

  • The Beginning

    Western Wood Structures opens, selling a variety of heavy timber and glulam beams. First project sold is in Myrtle Point, OR.

  • Expansion

    Western Wood Structures expands to sell timber bridge packages, selling to parks, counties, municipalities and golf courses.

  • Tacoma Dome

    The Tacoma Dome opens. Designed and built by WWS, this 530’ diameter dome is the largest in the world. Over 100 miles of decking is used for the roof.

  • Superior Dome

    It’s a new record. The Superior Dome at Northern Michigan University is 532’ in diameter, besting the Tacoma Dome by 2’.

  • Anaheim Ice Arena

    Anaheim Ice Arena was built as the practice facility for the newly born Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL Franchise. Although the Ducks practice elsewhere these days, the facility is still open to the public for skating and hosts many other youth events.

  • Potash Storage Building

    Potash Storage Building – The original Potash building at Terminal 5 in Portland, OR. This building was 1475’ long, 150’ wide, and over 7 stories high. WWS later added another 700’ onto this building in 2007.

  • Christ the Light Cathedral

    Christ the Light Cathedral opened in Oakland, CA. This structure won numerous timber design awards for its ingenuity and design. The church is built within a couple miles of the ever-active San Andreas Fault.

  • Whistlestop Bridge Project

    Whistlestop Bridge project, a 280’ clear span Camelback Truss Bridge design. This bridge located in Portage, AK is the longest timber clear span bridge in North America.

  • LeMay America’s Car Museum

    The LeMay America’s Car Museum opened in Tacoma, WA, which is home to a rotation of cars and collectibles from Harold & Nancy LeMay’s collection.

  • Vancouver Public Schools Project

    Vancouver Public Schools Project – Marshall Elementary and McLoughlin Middle School were completely redesigned and rebuilt. These Mass Timber school buildings used both CLT and Glulams, and at the time, were the largest Mass Timber project in the Northwest, amassing over 204,000sf.

  • San Mateo County Office Building #3

    San Mateo County Office Building #3 is a Mass Timber project located in Redwood City, CA. This 6-story building is shaped like an “H”, uses sustainably sourced timber, and will be home to county employees for decades to come.

What Our Clients Say

“One of the reasons we chose WWS for our hanger repairs was because of your excellent reputation and demonstrated success with repairing and designing new, large wood facilities. Your reputation is well deserved!”

Alaska Airlines

-Michale L. Smith, Alaska Airlines

Did you know?

North American forests grow enough wood fiber in 13 minutes to build a 5-story 400,000 sf building made completely of wood.

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