B-Bar Ranch, located in Tom Miner Basin is a large ranch that focuses on sustainable practices. The Horse Shelter is designed to provide wind and blowing snow protection for their working draught horses. Trees were felled from their forest and brought into the ranch compound by horse and milled by the students. The design expression was considered not only for the function as it relates to the specificity of the site, but also to allow for replacement of the boards by the ranch hands over the years with materials available on the ranch.
Materials: Locally harvested and milled Douglas Fir, fly-ash concrete, steel, and harvested willow.
Location: Tom Miner Basin