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April 16, 2018
Washington Fruit & Produce Co.'s headquarters in Yakima was designed to be an oasis in a sea of industrial agribusiness and low brush landscape.
The 16,500-square-foot facility uses warm colors, little-to-no concrete, and a non-boxlike form. The design takes its cue from an aging barn, with a simple exposed structure and a tall window wall. The site was planned to minimize heat gain and the need for electric lighting.
The lunchroom has a kitchen and table for 30, creating a gathering space for weekly meals when field staff come in from the orchards.
Owner: Washington Fruit & Produce Co.
Architect: Graham Baba Architects
General contractor: Artisan Construction
Structural engineer: MA Wright, LLC
Electrical, plumbing, fire protection: ARUP
Landscape architect: The Berger Partnership
Lighting design: Brian Hood Lighting
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