AIA Colorado Merit Award
AIA Denver Honorable Mention Award
Location | Black Hills, South Dakota
The Barn harkens to the traditional functional aesthetic of the locale, to become the icon at the arrival entry to the project. Subtle contemporary interpretations are found in the barn details and material selections.
Pole barn construction, while being more cost-effective than typical construction, has various additional advantages for large, agricultural buildings. Once the poles are erected, the horizontal trusses applied provide the necessary rigidity while eliminating a large amount of framing. Also, the simple, repetitive construction can often be completed by much smaller construction teams.
The barn is divided into three distinct zones, each supporting the homestead: The stables provide quarters for two horses while housing their required various supplies, the workshop holds the various equipment and machinery to maintain the property and the garage has space for equipment repair. Each space is showered with light from the cupolas above as well as through the custom designed translucent door panels on either side.