Kirley+ created this new space for a young entrepreneurial couple to launch Vail's premiere Aquaponics farming operation on a site located in the Rocky Mountains. The complex consists of two commercial structures: a main barn space and an adjacent greenhouse facility. Careful placement of the structures on the constrained site maximized Southernly exposure for the greenhouse while protecting the light-sensitive fish tanks in the enclosed barn structure. The historic site now contains the owners' home and farming complex. The farm started distributing to restaurants in Vail in the spring of 2017.
Client: Buttercrunch Farm
Partner-in-Charge: Keith Kirley, AIA
Contractor: Precision Construction West
Structural Engineer: Kurtz Engineering