Illustrative images for a Farmworker Village
The following images were prepared by the author, and a design team of architects and developers, as part of a USDA-funded effort to develop an affordable housing complex for farmworkers in Sonoma County, California near the town of Healdsburg. This project was pursued to provide a higher level of housing for semi-migratory farmworkers, and was specifically conceived as a multi-generational development. Two specific sites were investigated, one that would afford a larger area for gardens and playfields — while the other was a smaller, in town, site that would have a higher density with three-story units.
The floor plans and architectural elevations were prepared using AutoCAD to prepare a set of rough dimensions; which were used as an underlay to a set of final inked hand sketches.
The following elevations were prepared to depict a set of architectural finishes consistent with Sonoma County’s Spanish Colonial architectural heritage.
These elevations were prepared to show how the floor plans’ could support and an alternate set of architectural finishes consistent with a Craftsman Style.