A Farmworker Village in Sonoma County

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Farmworkers in California (photo credit: Farmworker Justice

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.

Site One

Farworker Village – Site One edge-of-town (illustration by Richard Terrones of DTA)

Site Two

Farmworker Village – Site Two in-town (illustration by Richard Terrones of DTA)

Farmworker Village B

Farmworker Village – housing first floor plan (illustration by author and Jake Furlong)

Farmworker Village C

Farmworker Village – housing second floor plan (illustration by author and Jake Furlong)

 

The following elevations were prepared to depict a set of architectural finishes consistent with Sonoma County’s Spanish Colonial architectural heritage.

Farmworker Village D

Farmworker Village – two-story exterior elevation (illustration by author)

Farmworker Village E

Farmworker Village – three-story exterior elevation (illustration by author)

 

These elevations were prepared to show how the floor plans’ could support and an alternate set of architectural finishes consistent with a Craftsman Style.

Farmworker Village F

Farmworker Village – two-story alternative exterior elevation (illustration by author)

Farmworker Village G

Farmworker Village – three-story alternative exterior elevation (illustration by author)

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