UCSC Cowell Ranch Hay Barn Reconstruction  /   UCSC's Hay Barn, dating to the 1850s, is part of the federally-listed Cowell Lime Works Historic District, a recent listing which granted a higher degree of importance to both District and Hay Barn.   A generous private donation enabled reconstruction and adaptive re-use of the barn, which has been transformed into a new headquarters for the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS).  JLJA played a principal role in site design for the reconstruction, addressing circulation, sustainability, and identification of salvageable timber for re-use in fencing and in rebuilding the "cattle chute."  Overall, the task of designing all the site pieces required a keen eye for balancing adaptive re-use with the barn and yard's simple forms.  A well-attended community Barn Raising, reflecting the local Santa Cruz and campus communities' enthusiasm for the Hay Barn's rebirth, replicated the historic structure's mortise-and-tenon joinery using salvaged and new Douglas fir timbers.  Photo: Cesar Rubio
       
     
  Client : University of California  Location : Santa Cruz, CA  Dates : 2013-2015  Size : 5,000 s.f.   Cost : $2.4 million  Architect :   Fernau & Hartman Architects   Civil Engineer :   Ifland Engineers   Mechanical Engineer :   Integral Group   General Contractor :   Cen-Con, Inc.   Local Timberframers :   Santa Cruz Timberframes   Recognition :   Montana Honor Award , 2016, American Institute of Architects 2017 WoodWorks Regional Excellence Award    The Cowell Ranch Hay Barn Project    Photo: Karl Bareis
       
     
 Photo: Ben Walker
       
     
 Photo: Ben Walker
       
     
 Photo: Karl Bareis
       
     
 Photo: Cesar Rubio
       
     
 Photo: Cesar Rubio
       
     
 Photo: Cesar Rubio
       
     
 Photo: Cesar Rubio
       
     
 Photo: Cesar Rubio
       
     
 Photo: Cesar Rubio
       
     
 Photo: Cesar Rubio
       
     
  UCSC Cowell Ranch Hay Barn Reconstruction  /   UCSC's Hay Barn, dating to the 1850s, is part of the federally-listed Cowell Lime Works Historic District, a recent listing which granted a higher degree of importance to both District and Hay Barn.   A generous private donation enabled reconstruction and adaptive re-use of the barn, which has been transformed into a new headquarters for the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS).  JLJA played a principal role in site design for the reconstruction, addressing circulation, sustainability, and identification of salvageable timber for re-use in fencing and in rebuilding the "cattle chute."  Overall, the task of designing all the site pieces required a keen eye for balancing adaptive re-use with the barn and yard's simple forms.  A well-attended community Barn Raising, reflecting the local Santa Cruz and campus communities' enthusiasm for the Hay Barn's rebirth, replicated the historic structure's mortise-and-tenon joinery using salvaged and new Douglas fir timbers.  Photo: Cesar Rubio
       
     

UCSC Cowell Ranch Hay Barn Reconstruction / UCSC's Hay Barn, dating to the 1850s, is part of the federally-listed Cowell Lime Works Historic District, a recent listing which granted a higher degree of importance to both District and Hay Barn.   A generous private donation enabled reconstruction and adaptive re-use of the barn, which has been transformed into a new headquarters for the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS).  JLJA played a principal role in site design for the reconstruction, addressing circulation, sustainability, and identification of salvageable timber for re-use in fencing and in rebuilding the "cattle chute."  Overall, the task of designing all the site pieces required a keen eye for balancing adaptive re-use with the barn and yard's simple forms.  A well-attended community Barn Raising, reflecting the local Santa Cruz and campus communities' enthusiasm for the Hay Barn's rebirth, replicated the historic structure's mortise-and-tenon joinery using salvaged and new Douglas fir timbers.

Photo: Cesar Rubio

  Client : University of California  Location : Santa Cruz, CA  Dates : 2013-2015  Size : 5,000 s.f.   Cost : $2.4 million  Architect :   Fernau & Hartman Architects   Civil Engineer :   Ifland Engineers   Mechanical Engineer :   Integral Group   General Contractor :   Cen-Con, Inc.   Local Timberframers :   Santa Cruz Timberframes   Recognition :   Montana Honor Award , 2016, American Institute of Architects 2017 WoodWorks Regional Excellence Award    The Cowell Ranch Hay Barn Project    Photo: Karl Bareis
       
     

Client: University of California
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Dates: 2013-2015
Size: 5,000 s.f. 
Cost: $2.4 million
Architect:  Fernau & Hartman Architects
Civil Engineer:  Ifland Engineers
Mechanical Engineer:  Integral Group
General Contractor:  Cen-Con, Inc.
Local Timberframers:  Santa Cruz Timberframes
Recognition:  Montana Honor Award, 2016, American Institute of Architects
2017 WoodWorks Regional Excellence Award

The Cowell Ranch Hay Barn Project

Photo: Karl Bareis

 Photo: Ben Walker
       
     

Photo: Ben Walker

 Photo: Ben Walker
       
     

Photo: Ben Walker

 Photo: Karl Bareis
       
     

Photo: Karl Bareis

 Photo: Cesar Rubio
       
     

Photo: Cesar Rubio

 Photo: Cesar Rubio
       
     

Photo: Cesar Rubio

 Photo: Cesar Rubio
       
     

Photo: Cesar Rubio

 Photo: Cesar Rubio
       
     

Photo: Cesar Rubio

 Photo: Cesar Rubio
       
     

Photo: Cesar Rubio

 Photo: Cesar Rubio
       
     

Photo: Cesar Rubio

 Photo: Cesar Rubio
       
     

Photo: Cesar Rubio