| Farm Discovery - Animal and Dairy
& Foods Processing Center
Agricultural & Environmental Education Program
Milton Hershey School, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Farm Discovery was proposed as a consolidated facility with three educational components clustered around a working central
-- like a farmstead. The design intent was to nurture hands-on
for K - 12 students with each component reflecting agricultural
along with the most forward thinking about animal agriculture,
architecture and place making. Functionality, cleanliness, and animal
student health are of primary concern. The architecture was proposed to
be an integral part of the learning experience with interpretive
to explain why the buildings are designed the way they are and how they operate and function as sustainable buildings.
Gray Summit, Missouri
Programming, site design, architecture
and exhibits for a visitor center/interpretive-complex at the research farms of the
Ralston Purina Company on a farm 45 miles west of St. Louis. Purina Farms is a special place to celebrate the
between humans and domestic animals through an experiential hands-on learning environment
for people of all ages.
The architecture is based on historic immigrant French farm buildings
in the region. The project received two honor awards from AIA
University of Minnesota
Agricultural Operations Management Center required site planning, storm
water management, and architectural design for this
multi-building livestock management teaching complex. The
facility includes several working farm buildings for horses, beef,
sheep and swine, as well as offices, classrooms
and a show arena. The architecture uses metal siding and roofing
to create a low horizontal expression reflecting the open prairie of
the Crookston region that sits on the bottom of ancient Lake Agassiz.
The project received an honor award from the AIA Minnesota.
|Agricultural Science and Industry Facility
Penn State University
The multi faceted project is located on the northern edge of the Penn State
Campus and consists of a series of specialized buildings for poultry
and dairy research and teaching. The architecture of the dairy and poultry
complex is constructed of highly functional, climate controlled, metal
skinned buildings organized around a central open space.
Historic examples of Penn State agricultural facilities were used to create the
design aesthetic. John Haas Associates of Collage Park were associated architects on the project.
This building is a nationally
recognized center for information about the wolf, its habitat, and its
mythological and actual relationship with humans. Massing and
roof overhangs represent the area's many wilderness lodges.
roof forms, windows (eyes), and dormers (ears) symbolize a wolf pack
through the forest. Inside, a ramped circulation spine leads
the human habitat, through the 'forest' (diagonal cross bracing), to
habitat. The project has received several awards including one from the Smithsonian Institute.