Evergreen Aviation

When Evergreen Aviation purchased the Spruce Goose and barged it from Long Beach, California to Oregon, they needed to give it a new home. A big new home.

Stearns was hired early in the design phase to assist KPFF Consulting Engineers in the completion of the structural design. Our emphasis was on erection stability and safety, deflections and tolerances, panelization and connection design - all critical to successfully complete the 360 foot truss system. Stearns worked closely with Hoffman to construct the steel on-time and on-budget.

Project Details

Client: Evergreen Aviation Center

Location: McMinnville, Oregon

Contractor: Hoffman Construction

Architect: Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects

Engineer of Record: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Size: 159,000 square feet

Number of Levels: 1

System Type: Structural Steel

Completion Date: 1999