Learning on the farm.
Designed and constructed in tandem with the Granor Greenhouse, the Schoolhouse also uses off the shelf components of a common agrarian form—a 42-foot diameter Brock grain bin—reimagining and adapting it to support various programs.
The Schoolhouse’s primary purpose is to provide dedicated space for Granor’s core educational program, Farm Camp, where children ages 5 -10 learn about the food they eat and discover what life is like on a farm.
Large glass overhead doors punctuate the round exterior, creating points of connection to the farm from each cardinal point, and with the help of a skylight (substituted for the typical feed port/cap above) fill the space with natural light. The fully insulated interior walls are clad in Douglas Fir plywood to bring material warmth, residing under the double skinned, gleaming metal ceiling. The large, open plan provides the perfect environment for art projects, skits, games, and additional gathering space for farm events.
To learn more about programming and Farm Camp, visit Granor Farm’s website here.
Lighting Design: Lux Populi
Landscape Architect: McKay Landscape Architects
Structural Engineer: C.E. Anderson & Associates
Mechanical Design: Mansfield Engineering
MEP Permit Drawings: Building Engineering Systems
Photography: Steve Hall and Tom Harris