Covering 130,000 square feet the new Gettysburg National Battlefield Museum and Visitors’ Center replaced the original 87 year old facility. There are four separate interior and exterior areas that called for timber framing: a bus lounge, saloon, main lobby, and exterior porches and patio trellis. White oak harvested in Pennsylvania forests was used throughout.
This building was the first museum in the United States to be awarded LEED Gold Certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system that strives to reward design and construction teams for adhering to the principles of sustainable and environmentally responsible construction practices. At Lancaster County Timber Frames we’re proud to have been involved in quite a number of projects calling for LEED and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certifications.
Designer: LSC Design, Inc.
General Contractor: Keystruct Construction, Inc.; Kinsley Construction, Inc.
Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania