November 10, 2017

Last week, we were proud to join Stanford University as it celebrated the opening of the Huffington Barn and the Welch Family Kitchen. The barn and kitchen complete the The O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm, a living laboratory where students, faculty, and the surrounding community can test new ideas about the social and environmental aspects of farming and urban agriculture.

Our design centrally organized farm structures amongst 6 acres of field crops and orchards, frame open gathering space, and create a promenade through the fields that lead to it. Central to the design is the Huffington Barn, a large and iconic structure that combines the desired programs of barn, classrooms, office space, and open demonstration pavilion. Two greenhouses and a lath house act as accessory structures to the barn, embodying a purely functional design. This new working farm will supply Stanford dining halls with over 15,000 pounds of produce each year, and cultivate a new generation of experts versed in both the principles and practices of sustainable farming.

For more information about the farm’s workshops, wellness classes, tours, or to volunteer, please visit their website at


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