krista@veldarchitect.com

THE AGRITECT

A blog about all things rural and agritourism related

One-handed drafting

I recently broke my collarbone while playing soccer. It was a painful first week full of drugs, now its just inconvenient my arm tied up in a sling. Being one-armed has definitely gotten me out of lots of house chores (I have a wonderful husband who has looked after me and the house), but I […]

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Farmer meet Building Code, Building Code, this is Farmer…

I can just image how the conversation would go after that introduction…Farmer; “why do I need to put a sprinkler system, fire alarm, washrooms, in my building? its just a barn! With all this red tape and regulation your going to put me out of business!!” Building Code; “The requirements are a health and safety […]

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One man’s waste is another man’s landscaping material

In 2012 I took a slight delve into landscape architecture (while Job Captain at John MacDonald Architect inc.) and the Recycling Centre project brought out some great green ideas to their parking lot. The parking lot&#39s first aim was to divert all the water run-off away from the combined storm sewer and allow it to […]

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About the Agritect

They say you can take the girl away from the farm, but you can’t take the farm away from the girl.  I left the family farm in 2002 to pursue a career in architecture and came full circle in 2008 when I started my master’s thesis on architecture and agriculture: agritecture. A few definitions (taken […]

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