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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
AWARD OF MERIT

Making the cut
The Rooster Woodshop impresses jury members with a design that delivers the ultimate
woodworking studio for residents BY JENNIFER KOVACS SILVIS

Top: The Rooster Woodshop replaces a smaller shop that was located in a former renovated chicken
house. A core group of resident woodworkers collaborated with the design team to achieve their vision for
the new space. Above: The building includes a fully functional sales area that's open to the public. Shop
access is controlled via key cards, and management is notified of showroom visitors via an alert system
that activates a strobe light.
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EFA: Jurors noted the extensive efforts
made to make this a safe and functional space, from the shop equipment
to necessary HVAC systems to the
showroom where residents can sell
their work. How much of a departure
was this for you and what resources
did you use to get it right?
Godfrey: Spaces such as woodshops are
often an afterthought. Typically, they're
relegated to a basement space just large

NATHAN COX PHOTOGRAPHY

he Rooster Woodshop brings new
meaning to a hobby room. This
8,000-square-foot building, completed
in October 2016, houses a woodshop
space, finishing area, and showroom open
to the public. Inspired by the setting, the
design team chose an agrarian architectural
style for the structure that sits atop a ridge
on Masonic Village's rural site in Elizabethtown, Pa.
Beyond aesthetics, the project had to
achieve high standards for equipment and
safety. The design integrates all the necessary
systems to achieve adequate distribution of
conditioned air, power, and pneumatic lines
for tool operation, as well as dust collection.
Workflow scenarios were reviewed in advance
to ensure appropriate clearance requirements
were achieved for the cutting and shaping
of large pieces of lumber, with flow diagrams
guiding space layouts and added safety
mechanisms chosen, when possible, to reduce the likelihood of equipment-related injury.
Although the owner had final approval
of designs, the woodshop was thoroughly
guided by the input of resident woodworkers who helped the team identify solutions
that supported their desired workflow and
efficiency.
The project was submitted by RLPS
Architects and RLPS Interiors (Lancaster,
Pa.). Here, Daniel Godfrey, partner at RLPS,
shares his perspective on how some of the
jury's favorite design elements were achieved.


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