2017 MASTERS DIVISION WINNERS
2017 | Agricultural Storage/Workshops | 3rd Place
The customer is using this building as a farm equipment and vehicle repair/maintenance shop. After many years of researching various construction types, this customer appreciated the practicality and curb appeal a well designed post-frame building could offer. The building allows him to house all his tools in one facility, improving the efficiency of his operation.
The design features of this building deserve recognition because of it's uniqueness in the area. The cedar timber-framed porch and glass cupolas highlight the beauty and function and the customer calls the design "farm-house industrial".
Many of the customer's neighbors have steel-framed buildings that aren't nearly as energy-efficient as a post frame can be. Heating and cooling are a big factor in the area (temperature extremes), which was one of the deciding factors for this customer. In addition, he wasn't impressed with the look and "plainness" of a steel-frame building. He wanted efficiency with curb-appeal and that's exactly what a post frame can offer.