Blandy Experimental Farm Greenhouse & Headhouse
This project is situated on The Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce, VA. The farm’s 700 acres were donated to UVA by Graham Blandy in 1926 and today is the State Arboretum of Virginia. We will be building a new greenhouse to be used for research and two cottages to allow growth to their resident research community. The 3,189 sf greenhouse is connected to a headhouse, and has a block foundation, slab on grade, and sits on top of a block knee-wall. The headhouse is a wood framed structrue, with hardiplank siding, battens, and a metal roof. On the other end of the property two new similar 1,320 sf cottages will be built next to the two existing.This area will have some new grading, a pavement driveway, concrete sidewalks, utilities, an 8’x8’ pump house shed, and septic and drainfield systems. The cottages will be build on block foundations, slab on grade, with wood framing, hardiplank siding with battens, and metal roofs. Each cottage has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, living room, and screened in porch.