Lone Oaks Farm

An exploration in a flexible agrarian typology

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The first of multiple phases of design and construction at Lone Oaks Farm, the Hunters’ Education Center and Shooting Range brings the ethos and goals outlined in a previous master plan by this same design team into reality. Lone Oaks Farm includes 1,200 acres of scenic pastures, large bodies of water, and protected woodlands. After a recent acquisition by the University of Tennessee, the farm was envisioned in the master plan as a center of hospitality, agriculture, and youth education for West Tennessee. As directed in the master plan, the Hunters’ Education Center takes cues from existing agrarian structures on the property, while adopting updated performance standards to provide a contemporary, durable facility. The building consists of approximately 6,800 square feet of meeting rooms, classroom, catering kitchen, and pro-shop, sited to leverage the ecology and beauty of this portion of the farm. The sporting games include trap, skeet, and a clays course integrated into the landscape. The result is a high-end experience for area youth, 4-H campers, amateur, and competitive shooters.
  • Phase I, II, and III ongoing
  • Architect
  • Hardeman County, TN
  • 1200 acre site, 225,000 SF of building (of that, 150,000 SF is new construction)

Client

  • University of Tennessee, Lone Oaks Farm

Eldo Team

  • Principal: David Dowell, AIA
  • Project Manager: Sean Slattery, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Project Architects: Brian Michener, RA, LEED AP; Kyle Leiker
  • Project Designer: Brock Traffas

Collaborator

  • Landscape Architect: Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW)

Awards

  • 2018 Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
  • Special Citation Award
  • 2018 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Tennessee
  • Merit Award in Research”

Related

University of Arkansas — Sculpture Facility
University of Tennessee at Martin – The Garage
Kansas City Art Institute – Master Plan
Lone Oaks Farm Master plan