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Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture

Local Projects   2011

Not Just Green

The renovation and adaptive reuse of the Rockefeller Stone Barns is part of the creation of an 80-acre farmland preserve in Pocantico Hills, New York by David Rockefeller, Sr. and D.R. Horne & Company. The 49,000 square foot complex of Norman-style stone barns has been transformed into an educational center, offices for regional organizations, and a restaurant.

Greenhouse Rockefeller Stone Barns

Originally designed by Grosvenor Atterbury, the barns were built in the early 1930s by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. on the grounds of the family estate near Tarrytown, New York. The converted barns and surrounding preserved landscape have been maintained in perpetuity through the stewardship of a non-profit organization focused on the Hudson Valley region. The mission of the new facility's program is to reinterpret the agricultural history of the barns and surrounding fields, while addressing its place in the larger Hudson Valley region. The education center includes classroom and lab space as well as a new greenhouse. The restaurant features local produce and works in conjunction with the education center to develop on-site gardens for teaching purposes. Keeping with the facility's mission, the project has been awarded a NYSERTA certification for sustainability from the New York state board.

Rockefeller Stone Barns
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