Saint Martin's University Cebula Hall


The three-story, wood-framed Cebula Hall is the highest rated LEED-certified building in the Western Hemisphere. It houses engineering classrooms, laboratories and offices. The 26,900 square-foot building was a design-build project that was constructed for $205 per square foot. Although the structural system was wood framing the brick and metal panel exterior gives the building the appearance of a more traditional concrete or steel-framed building.   The use of wood framing required intensive BIM collaboration to provide lateral and vertical framing systems that were compatible with the high-performance building systems. This project received a Citation of Excellence Award in 2014 from the Learning by Design publication.

Photo Credit: Janette Ryan