Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn

Paso Robles, California

Located in the Templeton Gap area of West Paso Robles, this simple agricultural storage structure rests at the toes of the 50 acre James Berry Vineyard. Designed as a modern pole barn, the reclaimed oil field pipe structure’s primary objectives are to provide an armature for a photovoltaic roof to reduce the purchase of electric energy for the adjacent Saxum Winery, collect rainfall for irrigating trees and adjacent grazing meadow, as well as to provide workshop space and covered storage for farming vehicles, implements, and livestock supplies.  The photovoltaic system is designed to produce roughly 88,700 kWh per year, with the capacity to take Saxum Winery and the vineyard irrigation wells off-grid.

Project Team:
Architecture: Clayton Korte
General Contractor: Rarig Construction
Structural Engineer: SSG Structural Engineers
Lighting Design: Clayton Korte
Solar Basis of Design: Pacific Energy Company

2021 The Plan Awards Shortlist
2021 Green GOOD DESIGN Award
2021 ArchDaily Building of the Year Nominee, Industrial Architecture
2020 Building Integrated Solar Technology Awards, Honorable Mention
2020 Dezeen Awards Architecture Longlist, Small Buildings
2019 Dezeen Awards Architecture Longlist, Business Building
2019 AIA National, Small Projects Award
2019 Texas Society of Architects, Design Award
2019 American Institute of Steel Construction Ideas Award, Merit Award for Projects Less than $15 Million
2019 The Plan Award Shortlist, Production
2018 Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards, Commercial – Hospitality
2018 Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards, Building of the Year Finalist
2018 AIA San Antonio, Merit Award

Casey Dunn

Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn