Kent Barns is a unique enclave of more than a dozen buildings, including five restored historic barns and striking new retail, gallery and office space situated in the town of Kent Connecticut approximately 80 miles north of New York City along the heavily traveled Route 7.
Working with much of the existing architecture Hoerr Schaudt designed a new master plan that harmoniously blended both vehicular and pedestrian circulation areas into a village-like setting. The design of all site elements placed emphasis on the use of regional and historic materials in a contemporary fashion to evoke the spirit of the place.
Acknowledging that the peak of tourist season for this region is in the fall, the planting design for the project was structured around the use of a robust palette of grasses and other plant materials that maintain strong formal, textural and color interest in that season. Hoerr Schaudt provided consultation on the design of the lighting and signage for the project.