Location Paso Robles, CA
Client Saxum Vineyards
Architect Clayton & Little
Design Team Brian Korte, AIA; Derek Klepac, AIA; Josh Nieves; Brandon Tharp
Contractor Rarig Construction
Structural Engineer SSG Structural Engineers
Solar Engineer Power and Communications wEngineering
Solar Basis of Design Pacific Solar Company
This simple agricultural storage structure rests at the edge of the 50-acre James Berry Vineyard and the adjacent production winery. The building is completely self-sufficient and operates independently from the energy grid, maximizing the structure’s survivability and resilience.
Reimagined as a modern pole barn, the reclaimed oil field drill stem pipe structure’s primary purposes are to provide an armature for a photovoltaic roof system and to provide covered open-air storage for farming equipment, workshop and maintenance space, and storage for livestock supplies.