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Today's Date 11/14/18
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  • 11/14 Wednesday
    Grace Farms Tour
    12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
    11/16 Friday
    November Community Dinner
    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Practicing Joy | Resistance & Survival with Camille A. Brown and Garnette Cadogan
    7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    11/17 Saturday
    Open Arts Studio for Families
    10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    Grace Farms Tour
    12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
    11/21 Wednesday
    Grace Farms Tour
    12:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Grace Farms Tour

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River Building

River Building

Grace Farms and its River building were honored with a number of prestigious design awards from local, national, and international organizations. In addition to excellence in design, many of the citations recognized the unique mission of Grace Farms and the integration of social good into the concept of a publicly available space.

Recent Architectural and Landscape Awards

ASLA PA-DE Honor Award in General Design, Grace Farms and OLIN Studio
“Nestled within 80-acres of rolling topography, woodlands, meadows, and wetlands, Grace Farms effortlessly blends architecture with nature, crafting a space deeply valued by its community. The design underscores the value of ecological stewardship and land preservation and strengthens the connection between people and nature that enhances habitat vitality and the human experience.” – The Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

 

Project Goals

Architectural Directive

"Our goal with the River is to make the architecture become part of the landscape. We hope that those who are on the property will have a greater enjoyment of the beautiful environment and changing seasons through the spaces and experience created by the River."

 

— Sharon Prince, Chair and President

To create a venue of cultural interest and curiosity via open space, architecture, art, and design in hopes of providing people with a chance to do the following:

1. Experience Nature: Our aim is to draw people into this beautiful landscape, to enhance one’s experience of nature through all five senses, and to allow nature itself to inspire in us awe.

2. Foster Community: We hope to provide a warm, welcoming environment that fosters personal relationships through passive and active, social, and artistic activities.

3. Pursue Justice: We will offer resources and feature opportunities to improve lives by helping others, showing mercy, and advancing justice together.

4. Explore Faith: We will aspire to create an environment for reflection, study, discussion, and worship.

River Building Timelapse Aug 2013–Aug 2015