Wine & Spirits
We are very pleased to add Laurence Ferar & Associates to the Soderstrom team.
Laurence Ferar has a long and successful track record producing the highest quality architectural designs, with a creative yet practical approach to meeting clients’ needs. Projects have ranged from multi-level gravity-flow wineries on steep slopes to simple structures on flat ground. The Ferar Studio has designed production facilities for a broad range of varietals, for both still and sparkling wines, as well as distilleries.
We have hands-on experience working harvest at local wineries, and understand the critical importance of efficient process-flow, good drainage systems, durable materials, and effective sanitation. Our expertise benefits from visiting hundreds of wineries in North America, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia talking with winemakers about their specific challenges and unique solutions.
As architects, we pride ourselves on the holistic view we take of buildings and their site. Similar to the winemakers concept of terroir – the idea that a glass of wine reflects not only the vintage but also the unique combination of soil, exposure, and the climate where it was grown – we want our building to capture and convey the special sense of place inherent in the site. Our commitment to sustainability provides an opportunity to enhance our clients’ reputations as good stewards of the land.
Our work has been showcased in publications around the world including Sunset, Wine Business Monthly, Practical Winery & Vineyard, Revue Des Oenologues (France), Kia Ora (New Zealand), and Cantine (Italy).