Tillamook Creamery / Olson Kundig

Tillamook Creamery / Olson Kundig

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  • Clients:Tillamook County Creamery Association
  • Civil Engineer:GHD
  • Structural Engineer:CIDA
  • Mechanical Engineer:CEI
  • Electrical Engineer:Cundiff Engineering
  • Lighting Design:Niteo
  • Acoustical Engineer:BRC Acoustics
  • Accessibility Consultant:Karen Braitmayer
  • Building Envelope:RDH
  • Code Consultant:Code Unlimited
  • Specifications:The Friday Group
  • Exhibit Fabricator:Formations
  • Graphic Design:Studio SC
  • Content Development/Writing:Rand Associates and Ellipse Studio
  • Illustrators:Lovett Design and Owen Davey
  • General Contractor:Precision Construction
  • City:Tillamook
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© Aaron Leitz
© Aaron Leitz

“It is a deep honor to be trusted by the farmers of the Tillamook Cooperative to design their new visitor experience. Our hope is that the new building and the experiences visitors have within will become part of the Tillamook story – a story that is about high-quality products, but also about the Tillamook farmers and employees themselves. We could not be more excited to be part of Tillamook’s future.” –Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, Design Principal – Architecture

© Aaron Leitz
© Aaron Leitz

Through architecture, interactive exhibits, landscape design, and custom furnishings, the new Tillamook Creamery is designed to illustrate the story of Tillamook’s mission and origins. Located adjacent to the existing manufacturing facility, the new 42,800-square-foot facility contains exhibits, a retail shop, a restaurant and ice cream counter, allowing Tillamook to share their traditions, processes and products with 1.3 million visitors every year.

© Matthew Millman
© Matthew Millman
© Aaron Leitz
© Aaron Leitz

“With this project, we wanted to reference Tillamook’s agricultural tradition with a rational, straightforward building that is true to the experience and history of the farmers who make up the Tillamook Cooperative.” –Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, Design Principal – Architecture

© Aaron Leitz
© Aaron Leitz

Drawing on Tillamook’s agricultural origins, the visitor experience consists of a modern barn structure with a simple shed roof and an adjacent landscape of grasses, shrubs and trees native to the Oregon coast. The building’s form is both inviting and logical, with an exposed structure and a high degree of transparency throughout. Inside, the exhibits provide an in-depth look at dairy farming on the Oregon coast, as well as the high degree of pride Tillamook’s farmer-owners and employees have taken in their work since the cooperative’s founding in 1909.

© Aaron Leitz
© Aaron Leitz
© Matthew Millman
© Matthew Millman

“For Tillamook, we designed the opportunity for visitors to make a connection between the food on their plates and the story behind it. It was a chance to tell previously untold stories of Tillamook’s 109-year history – the creamery, its cows, its farmer-owners, and the high-quality products they produce.” –Alan Maskin, Design Principal – Exhibits

© Aaron Leitz
© Aaron Leitz

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Address:Tillamook, Oregón 97141, United States

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Cite: "Tillamook Creamery / Olson Kundig" 24 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/919618/tillamook-creamery-olson-kundig> ISSN 0719-8884
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