Project Summary: A Post Frame Art Studio in Lexington, VA

We love to share memorable projects and of all the commercial buildings we’ve completed in recent years, this was one of our favorites. It’s not every day you get to create an art studio with an amazing view!

Susan Harb is a found object sculptor and assemblage artist with a huge collection of barn roofing, old machinery and car parts–from historic hoods to bumpers, tailgates and hubcaps. She contacted Conestoga Buildings because she was in need of a larger work space and a place to store her ever growing collection. Our team worked with Susan to give her the space and functionality she needed with her new commercial art studio in Lexington, VA.

Here are some of the building’s highlights and details:

  • Building Size: 30’ x 100’ x 14’
  • Unique Multi-Use Commercial Structure with Living Space
  • Industrial Look with Bronze, Charcoal and White Color Selections
  • 10’ x 100’ Lean-To on Eave Side with Entrance
  • 8’ Deep Screened-In, Covered Porch on Rear of Building
  • 12” Overhangs
  • Roof, Ceiling and Wall Insulation
  • Liner Panel on Ceiling and Walls
  • (9) Transom Windows
  • (2) Garage Doors

Interior features:

  • Kitchen with a Walk-in Pantry
  • Bathroom
  • Dining Area
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Laundry Area
  • Beautiful Spacious Loft

When we asked why Susan chose Conestoga Buildings to construct her studio, she answered, “Another company would deliver the parts and I had to hire a general contractor to build. Conestoga Buildings offered an experienced crew to set my building. That was worth a lot. The site is difficult to assess and when the machinery for the trusses could not make it up the steep drive, the building crew figured out another way. I live on a hilltop with extremely high winds. I felt that Conestoga Buildings offered quality materials that would withstand abuse from the weather. I went with top quality doors and windows throughout, including the two 10-foot garage doors and I have no annoying rattling.”

Are you in need of more space for your growing business or a garage apartment for out of town guests? If you’re interested in working with our team on your next building project, request a quote or call us today–1.800.544.9464!



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