Washington Fruit & Produce Company Headquarters

CompanyGraham Baba Architects
Lead DesignerBrett Baba
Design TeamJennifer Lafreniere, Hill Pierce
ClientWashington Fruit & Produce Company
CreditsPhotos by: Kevin Scott
Prize(s)2nd Place in Architecture Categories / New Commercial Building
Entry Description

Company leaders desired a new office/headquarters that would serve as a refuge from the industrial agribusiness landscape that surround them. They asked for warmer materials, little-to-no concrete, non-boxlike forms, protection from the freeway, and a spare office aesthetic that minimized visible equipment or devices. The approach for the new 16,500-square-foot office was to create an inwardly focused oasis. The building is light, from the delicate, expressive structural beams to the ample amount of daylight throughout. The building tucks into its environment to merge with nature.