Ascent

Project Location
Milwaikee, WI

Owner
New Lan Enterprises

Client
C.D. Smith Construction

Architect
Korb + Associates Architects

Engineer
Thorton Tomasetti

Market
Mass Timber

Services
Mass Timber Supply & Install, Preconstruction, Self-Perform

Region
Pacific Northwest

Swinerton Office Location
Portland, Oregon

Keywords
25-Story Tower, Construction Type IV (Variance), Lateral System, Concrete

The Ascent tower will stand 25 stories tall encompassing a mass timber housing above five stories of concrete parking. The 273,000-square-feet of mass timber will support 260 residential units featuring exposed wood columns, beams, and ceilings. The project received a federal wood innovation grant, with all of the research being released to the public domain to aid in the development of future mass timber buildings.