Coy-Hoffman Barn and Milk House Rehabilitation
FORT COLLINS, Colorado
$1,465,000; Programming, master planning and rehabilitation design for the 1866 sandstone and timber frame barn and circa 1910 brick masonry milk house. The historic concrete and concrete stave silos were determined through a lengthy assessment to be structurally unsound, and were dismantled, with portions of the silos retained and reinterpreted in their original locations as seating walls in a new plaza area west of the barn. The remaining farmstead structures are listed on the State Register of Historic Properties.
The barn was rehabilitated into a conference center for Woodward Inc., as a part of their new world headquarters campus on the historic Coy-Hoffman Farm site. The barn was reconfigured into a large meeting area, with a portion of the hayloft floor removed to expose the beautiful timber framing and other historic details from the floor below. New structural steel tube columns and cross-bracing was introduced to reinforce the original structure. The original stone walls were repointed and cleaned and left exposed on the interior of the barn. A lean-to addition that appeared in historic images of the barn was reconstructed to house restrooms and support functions for the conference center. The upper wood framed hayloft level was insulated and weatherized, and new wood plank siding installed as a part of new acoustical enhancements. Segments of other historic features, such as the unique cold storage walls, feed troughs and chutes, and wood plank stall floors, were retained and rehabilitated for interpretation of the building’s past use.
Professional services included site plan approval through the City of Fort Collins, and full architectural, historic preservation and engineering design services.