Awards: Philadelphia AIA Gold Medal
Studio Bryan Hanes, 2009 — 2010
The project is a collaboration between the Cornell University Veterinary program and the New York State College of Agriculture and life Sciences.
This project posed the challenge of integrating rural character of the proposed site of the dairy barn with the urban core of the university. The solution was to design a chain of wetlands and meadow landscapes that would separate the buildings and provide continuity and connection through the landscape. The wetlands and meadow landscapes also serve to balance the effects of developing on the site by treating stormwater runoff and providing space for infiltration to recharge groundwater.