Kruse Woods III

Stearns designed, detailed, furnished, and erected a complete structural steel system for this 137,700 square foot, 4-level office building, atop a 2-level, below-grade parking garage. Stearns utilized hot-rolled shapes for columns and girders, castellated SmartBeam for the framing system, and a brace frame design for lateral force resistance. Stearns optimized framing weight, member sizes, connections, and deck types to meet owner and code requirements. The end result: an attractive, contemporary, steel-framed office building design that was constructed on time and provided significant cost-saving advantages.


Project Details

Client: WCB Properties

Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon

Contractor: Skanska USA

Architect: LRS Architects

Engineer-of-Record: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Size: 137,700 square feet

Number of Levels: 6

System Type: SmartBeam, Structural Steel

Completion Date: 1996