Residential Stair, 43 Button Street 

As a member of the 2018 Jim Vlock First-Year Building Project summer construction team, I worked to interpret and construct the selected duplex design for Columbus House. One of my projects was to design the stair and guard railing for fabrication. To create the appearance of the stairs floating off of the side of the CLT wall, we attached steel L-brackets to the walls and carved slots into the side of each CLT step. For the railing, we embedded the vertical rods into the steps, so that the rods could be as thin as possible, while resisting the lateral force of a person’s weight.

In collaboration with Max Ouellette-Howitz

Finished photography by Nicole Doan and Zelig Foak