Columbia Farm

Chatham, NY

Project Description


This master-planned design renovates an agricultural landscape in New York’s eastern Hudson Valley to create a new 100-acre farm complex with gardens and orchards for sustainable, organic, year-round production. The master plan combines three properties, laying out new vehicular access and drainage; thoughtfully locating a new house, barn and greenhouse; and creating optimal environments for growing fruits and vegetables—all featuring panoramic views. At the property’s highest point, a new grove of pin oaks provides a sheltered prospect from which to view the orderly orchards and hedgerows spread out over undulating landforms. The design is equally informed by the local farm vernacular and near-minimalist simplicity.

2016 NYASLA Honor Award
2015 BSLA Honor Award
Collaborators: LDa Architects
Images: Jane Messinger, Eric Roth