Public spaces

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Charlie’s, Spencer, MA               http://www.charliesdiner.com/

This soon-to-be-open restaurant represents only the most recent chapter in the Turner family culinary history. Soon we’ll post photos of the finished building, and also a photo of Charlie’s Diner, which started it all and continues to serve meals seven days a week.

 



Eagle Hill Student Union, Hardwick, MA               http://www.eaglehill.school/page

Eagle Hill School, our neighbor in central Massachusetts, wanted a handsome Student Union at the center of their extensive campus. They called on us to build a timber frame wing of the building. The raising of the massive Douglas fir trusses was a dramatic event.

 


The Cohasset Sailing Club is a public space that offers a meeting room and beautiful water view.

Cohasset Sailing Club, Cohasset, MA      http://cohassetsailingclub.org/

The building was designed by Hoadley Martinez Architects. We framed this handsome clubhouse out of Douglas fir, incorporating braces made from “ships knees,” into the frame.  Read more about these curious artifacts from nautical history in our blog.

 


Rainy days just got better at William Lawrence camp in New Hampshire. We built them an enclosed pavillion.

William Lawrence Camp, Tuftonboro, NH         http://www.wlcamp.org/

When this boys’ camp turned 100, they celebrated by building Centennial Lodge, which overlooks Lake Winnipesauke. Scissor trusses made of Douglas fir march down the center of the hall. See more photos in our blog about the project.

 

 


We have built three pavillions in the town of Leominster MA. These public spaces are used for municipal events and also by private parties for celebrations.

Park Pavilions, Leominster, MA                                    https://foursquare.com/v/barrett-park/4bea2562246fb71371ddabdf

We built three open-air pavilions for the City of Leominster to celebrate the City’s 100th birthday.  These handsome structures can be used for private or civic functions.

 


This timber frame at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies crates a beautiful, serence meditation hall.Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre     https://www.bcbsdharma.org/

This hall, which is separate from the building that houses the administration offices and library, provides a beautiful and serene setting for the practice of meditation.

 


Farmstands are wonderful public spaces for people of all ages to gather. This photo was taken at a pumpkin festival. Farmstands

All of our New England farmstands emphasize local food, freshness, and seasonality. Many offer fruit and vegetables, meat, dairy, and bakery products.  Read our blog about three of these farm stores: Morning Glory, Robert Treat Farm, and Volante Farms.

 

Clark Farm: Carlisle, MA                                                                                         http://clarkfarmcarlisle.com/aboutthefarmstand/

This land has been in agriculture since the early 1700’s. As well as the farmstand, the Clark Farm runs a large produce CSA (community supported agriculture) whereby customers pay for their “share” upfront and receive farm vegetables and berries as they become available throughout the season. See our blog about the Clark farmstand project here.

 

 

 

Grey Barn Farm: Martha’s Vineyard, MA                                                          http://www.thegreybarnandfarm.com/

This island farm offers dairy products, eggs, meat, and occasional vegetables. We built a number of farm buildings for Grey Barn, most of which are topped with panels to supply the farm’s electricity and hot water needs.  Read our blog about Grey Barn Farm here.

 

 

 

Morning Glory Farm: Martha’s Vineyard, MA                                               http://morninggloryfarm.com/

Morning Glory farm stand is a bustling island landmark, selling products from their 120 acre farm, other island farms, and around the world. The frame is oak; the braces are straight (rather than curved) as in a traditional barn.

 

 

 

Robert Treat Farm: Milford, CT                                                                             http://roberttreatfarm.com/

The frame of this farm stand is red oak clad in barn-red siding. Only three blocks from Long Island Sound, the store carries Connecticut milk in glass bottles, as well as their own produce and gourmet items, some of them local.

 

 

 

 

Volante Farms: Needham, MA                                                                                    http://volantefarms.com/

Not far from downtown Boston, this farmstand is framed in New England hemlock. Some of the produce comes from their own 32 acre farm. Their store is famous for its extensive selection of apple varieties in season.

 

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