Cultivating conversation on the family farm
The Saltonstall Farm is a working farm and event space that also houses The Robinwood Center: a community space for dialogue and action on issues of sustainability, healing, and justice. Our team was invited to help envision and design how the elegant, multi-level 1840’s barn and carriage house might best support current and future programming.
After investigating various ways that the barn might be transformed into a year-round facility, our work with the building and its owners supported a decision to “strip down” the barn to its essential elements, preserve its integrity as an open, working agricultural space, and refrain from adding insulation and mechanical systems. The barn will serve seasonal programming, supported by new restrooms, storage, reinforced structural systems, and life safety elements.