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Skyline Structural Engineering | Vina Robles

Vina Robles Winery

Architect:
Steven D. Pults & Associates
SIZE: 14,000 sq. ft.


Structural Systems

Heavy Timber Trusses

Steel Columns & Girts as needed

Wood Stud infill & Shear Walls



 

Project Details

Perched atop a hillside in Paso Robles overlooking Highway 46 East, sits the Vina Robles Hospitality center reminiscent of a historical California Mission of years past. Much like the call of the mission, the Vina Robles Hospitality center summons wine country travelers to stop and experience the peaceful tranquility offered within. Surrounding a central courtyard, the main hall of the hospitality center offers a tasting room with soaring ceilings a grand fireplace and twelve foot picture window, a signature banquet room and adjacent retail wing featuring fine wine & gourmet merchandise. The third wing of the facility contains a full commercial kitchen and currently administration offices with future plans to convert to a gourmet restaurant.

Utilizing a system of heavy timber trusses, steel columns and horizontal girts, the soaring heights of main hall were easily accomplished using standard wood stud infill to maintain economy and simplicity of construction. To accommodate the large picture frame gable end windows, steel braces between the aforementioned columns and girts served to provide lateral stability where the use of conventional wood shear walls were restricted in this region of high seismic risk. With efficient use of wood and steel as needed, the structure of the hospitality center remained light to minimize seismic mass and impact while achieving the old world architectural style of a thick and heavy construction typical of the early California Mission style.


This experience was gained as an Associate of another firm in direct control of structural design and construction administration from start to finish.

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