Location: Wenatchee, WA
Stemilt Growers is a family-owned and operated tree fruit company based in Wenatchee, Washington. They specialize in growing, packing and marketing fresh apples, pears, cherries, and stone fruit for worldwide distribution. Forte Architects was part of the team from programming through construction, which developed several options for a 45,000 SF new headquarters facility. After thorough programming exercises and multiple site feasibility studies an option was chosen to redevelop their existing cold storage warehouse and convert it to office space. This option included a new addition with administrative, field, and sales office spaces, training rooms, conference spaces, a cafeteria for workers, and a new covered bridge walkway to attach a parking area addition in order to maintain the efficiency of the sorting and packing operations below.