Design strategy/thought process:
Even though the spaces were mostly open, I decided to do a grid-based structural system. My maximum beam spacing was 20 feet which provided enough room to not disrupt the spaces or the atrium. I decided to use Glulam wood because it is known for its high fire resistance, high strength, and because it contrasts well against the wall material. This flows with the same concept of the façade which is mixed material usage. I also wanted the framing system to serve an architectural purpose by leaving it exposed.