River Saint Joe Brewery

Buchanan, MI

Our clients sought to create an organic farm-to-table microbrewery where customers could enjoy a unique agricultural experience. So they came to us to design a modern, sustainable brewery with a restaurant and tasting room – a building that would support organic farm activity while engaging with the rural site. The brewery is conceptualized as a modern pole barn with a deep overhang and a combination of corten vertical siding and charred wood cladding wraps the exterior volume. We used local stones to form the gabion walls, and native trees, shrubs, and pollinator-loving plants dot the landscape.

More design details and process here.