This 5,000 square-foot Tibetan Buddhist temple on Whidbey Island, WA, integrates classic elements of Tibetan design with local Northwest style. The traditional beams and posts of its mandala-shaped chaitya, pictured here, are considered sacred, as they anchor the temple to the earth and hold it up to the sky.

Our Part

  • 3-D CAD modeling, material supply, prefabrication, and installation

  • Concealed connection detailing including use of Timberlin and various Knapp Ricon and Gigant connections

  •   Elaborately carved grain-matched laminated corbels

  • 109 pieces comprising rafters, blocking, and fasci

  • 13,230 board ft. of Radio Frequency, Vacuum Kiln-Dried, Free-of-Heart Center, #1 common coastal Douglas Fir timbers, comprising 309 pieces in sizes up to 16" x 16"

  • Project Partners

  • GC: Next Generation Design Build, Langley, WA
  • ARCHITECT: Cedar Tree Architects, Seattle, WA
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