Laurence Ferar, AIA, PLA, LEED AP
DIRECTOR, WINE & SPIRITS STUDIO
Larry Ferar has been designing wineries for over 25 years. He has been involved in the planning and design of over 70 wineries worldwide from New Zealand to Nova Scotia. Notable clients include Adelsheim, Lemelson. Kistler, Littorai, and Lingua Franca.
Trained as both an architect and landscape architect, Larry designs each building to capture and convey the special sense of place inherent in its site. He is committed to sustainability and sees all projects as opportunities to enhance his clients’ reputations as good stewards of the land.
Larry’s work has been featured in numerous media outlets including Sunset Magazine, Oregon Wine Press, Wine Business Monthly, Revue des Oenologues (France), Kia Ora (New Zealand), and Cantine (Italy). As a winery design expert, he has contributed articles to industry publications, and has shared his knowledge in lectures at Wineries Unlimited, the Oregon Winegrowers Association, and a forum of Nelson (NZ) regional winemakers.
Larry has an undergraduate architectural degree from Washington University in St. Louis and Masters in Architecture and Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon. He has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2004. His studio’s projects have received design awards in both the US and New Zealand.