SCAD Back40 Garden and Apiary

The newest addition to SCAD’s Equestrian and Athletic Campus in Jasper, South Carolina is the Back40 Garden and Apiary. Located across from the Athletic Pavilion, the two acres of undeveloped parking were transformed into a formal cutting garden and working apiary. The centerpiece of the design, The Apiary, elevates the functional needs of the beekeepers and gardeners into an elegant pavilion. The structure takes its inspiration from the nearby equestrian barns, along with the modern lines of the adjacent athletic pavilion, in its proportions and materials, including board-and-batten siding, metal roofing, and exposed steel and wood trellis. The over-scaled ten-foot glass doors bring the outside into the vaulted interior with its custom light fixture and working farm table at the heart of the room. Exposed framing inside/out, large sliding barn doors, and tumbled-stone floors maintain the rustic feel of this workspace and give the space a timeless character. In the garden, raised landscape beds and a bubbling fountain provide the necessary environment for the bees to pollinate and create their honey.

Jasper County, South Carolina
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AIA Merit Award, 2020