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April 16, 2018

Washington Fruit & Produce Co. Headquarters

Photos by Kevin Scott [enlarge]

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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