Project Profile

Location: Alloway

Frame: Hybrid with steel bracing

Timber: Douglas fir

Architect: Simpson and Brown

Robbie Burns Museum

A spectacular Douglas fir timber frame sits at the heart of the new Robbie Burns Museum.


The hybrid frame of traditionally jointed and steel flitch plated engineered joints is at the very heart of this building. Much of the bracing is achieved using steel cables and the contoured roof outriggers create the impression of movement on the exterior elevations. The timber frame is built from 129 cubic meters of locally sourced Douglas fir from a forest north of the Scottish border.