Hay Barn Restoration Project Wins 2017 California Preservation Foundation Award
University of California, Santa Cruz’ Cowell Ranch Hay Barn restoration project received the 2017 California Preservation Foundation Award (PDA) for the Rehabilitation category. This historic timber-framed structure dates back to the 1860s, and sits on the federally listed Cowell Lime Works Historic District, a 30-acre parcel of land at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The structure was dismantled and reconstructed over a new foundation, re-using as much of the original materials as possible. The barn was constructed by hand using the art of mortise and tenon joinery with wooden pegs, an uncommon technique in California.
The PDA honors the accomplishments of architects, engineers, developers, preservation consultants, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and others for outstanding examples of preservation in categories such as restoration, rehabilitation, reconstruction, contextual infill, sustainability, cultural resource studies and reports, craftsmanship and preservation technology, and archaeology and interpretive exhibits.
Earlier this year, UCSC Cowell Ranch Hay Barn was also awarded the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Award and First Place in ASHRAE Region X Technology Awards.
Congratulations to the entire project team:
- University of California, Santa Cruz
- Fernau & Hartman Architects, Inc.
- Cen-Con, Inc.
- Santa Cruz Timberframes
- Knapp Architects
- Dos Osos Timber Works, Inc.
- Tuan and Robinson Structural Engineers, Inc.
- Joni L. Janecki & Associates, Inc.
- Ifland Engineers, Inc.
- Environmental Building Strategies (now Stok)
- Oakland, CA