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Trillium Dell at Harvard University Graduate School of Design

February 22, 2018:   Owner, Rick Collins delivered an educational presentation to a class of Harvard University GSD students on the topic of Timber Framing.  



Timber Framers Guild Annual Conference

West - June 1, 2018

Mt. Hood, Oregon


East - October 19, 2018

Virginia Beach, Virgina


Trillium Dell Offers Free "Lunch and Learn" Classes

Trillium Dell offers courses designed for architects and engineers who are interested in learning more about incorporating engineered timber into the design and construction of public and private spaces. Registered Journeyworker Timberframer and owner of Trillium Dell, Rick Collins presents this one hour course at the location of your choice.  Participants may earn credit hours towards the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System. A complimentary lunch is provided by Trillium Dell as part of the educational presentation.  To learn more and sign up for your "Lunch and Learn" email!


Crystal Lake, IL Timber Frame Home

Archimage Architects' concept for this home was to design and organize all of the interior space around a dramatic three story stone fireplace. Trillium Dell milled trees taken from the building site for use in the frame, and worked with the architects on the frame design and connection details. The end result was a breath-taking heavy timber frame home with infill walls and roof system utilizing environmentally responsive SIPS (structural insulated panels).

A continuous "roof" enclosing the first floor rooms allows second floor rooms to be tucked in along the ridge line of the home. In addition to windows on the end walls of the second floor rooms, interior windows look through to dormers on the exterior wall- flooding the space with light. The walls surrounding the second floor rooms are visible from the first floor spaces which creates an elevated effect reminiscent of a tree house. A terraced slope provides privacy for the rear patio and offers a beautiful landscaped backdrop surrounding the pool.

Upon completion of the frame raising, Trillium Dell manufactured and installed reclaimed hardwood flooring. We also designed, manufactured and installed the home's main staircase using local ash, walnut, and steel.

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