Commercial Timber Frame Case Studies

Ithaca Foreign Car

Project Intent: Situated in downtown Ithaca, the Ithaca Foreign Car repair station design called for wide spans and high open spaces to accommodate car lifts and storage areas. Steel cabling distributes and shoulders the building load and adds aesthetic. During construction, Ithaca Foreign Car's three bay garage was running to full capacity. Raising this large frame in the city on a constrained lot with the original garage operating next door required precise communication, multiple small delivery loads, and efficient use of time by all groups involved. The resulting building includes a high efficiency enclosure system, five work bays, reception area and abundant storage space.


Location: Ithaca, NY
Size: 7,113 sq ft