This project is one of several that A.R. Brouwer has completed for this customer. This project is a 12,700 SF 3-story timber frame barn. It began with the demolition of the original barn, which was built on a flood plain. Extensive site work was completed to bring the foundation up to grade. The barn is constructed with heavy timbers with 40’-0” wide clear span douglas fir rafters on the third floor. To meet fire code requirements a 3×6 tongue and groove subflooring system was installed, the timber frame stairs were enclosed in a fire-rated wall assembly and covered with shiplap siding, and the exterior walls were framed horizontally. To keep with the “farm” theme, a unique 37’-6” high and 16’ wide concrete stave silo was constructed to contain the elevator shaft. The silo was fabricated in Wisconsin and erected on-site. The barn is home to numerous animals and a day camp for school-aged children.
This project was featured in CAM Magazine’s special edition.