OXBOW FARMS PRODUCE BARN
Boxwood’s design for this structure, the first of two working barns for this organic farm, situates it to overlook a 100 acre nature preserve, the Snoqualmie River, and the Cascades beyond. Designed to meet the client’s desire for a traditional barn form, the barn incorporates CMU with stone-veneer spaces for cold storage, slatted walls for ventilation, extensive overhangs for vegetable processing areas, an organic farming education and interpretive area, and a small apartment for the farmer.
BOXWOOD’S SUSTAINABLE DESIGN PRINCIPLES are key components to the agrarian facilities we design for wineries, organic farms, and agricultural master plans. Buildings that will be used to collect, store, and prepare produce and crops should reflect the values of those who grow the food and work the land. Plenty of fresh air and access to daylight with easy to open overhead doors, and responsible use of construction materials to minimize off-gasing from harmful products are just some of the ideas we apply to agrarian facilities we design.