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About Dan Batt

Daniel Batt, RA, LEED AP and senior architect, earned his Bachelor of Environmental Design from Miami University of Ohio and Master of Architecture Degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. He worked for firms in Ohio and Massachusetts before joining Centerbrook in 2008.

Barn Raisings, Here and There

Photos courtesy of The Barn Raisers

When I heard that The Barn Raisers of East Haddam were soliciting volunteers to a local raising, I jumped at the opportunity. Having participated in one during my time in rural New York Amish country, I wanted to experience a for-profit version in Mystic, Connecticut and compare the two.

One of the reasons I became an architect is my affection for tectonics. Heavy timber barns – with their expressed connections – intrigue me. The naked joinery, held together purely by shape, gravity and wooden pegs, is a thing of beauty. Continue reading Barn Raisings, Here and There