RAM Buildings, Inc. Wins NFBA Building of the Year Award
May 3, 2008
The National Frame Building Association (NFBA) held its annual convention and trade show, Frame Building Expo, February 20-22, 2008 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH. During NFBA’s Award Luncheon on February 20, first place winners in 19 categories received plaques for the NFBA Building of the Year Contest.
The Building of the Year Award in Horse Barns/Facilities over 10,000 sq. ft. category went to RAM Buildings, Inc. of Winsted, MN. RAM Buildings, Inc. received this award for Magister Equitum Stables, built for Julie and Mike Schweiss of Fairfax, MN.
This complex includes a combination riding arena and stall barn, complete with living area. It is used to house and train a rare breed of horses, descended from Russian war horses, of which there are only a few hundred in existence in the world today. The ex- terior of this building features an arched entryway, arched windows, wrapped colonial columns with an elevated center roof area, two 50′ x 16′ insulated bi-fold doors and one hydraulic door. The interior of the stall barn features stamped concrete floors, custom ornamental stall grills, and an exquisite office and living space.
Utilizing Post Frame construction allowed for the inclusion of large bi-fold doors in the arena and created a wide open center area in the stall barn that facilitated numerous design changes during the construction process, while maintaining the lowest possible cost to the owners. This dream project for Julie and Mike Schweiss has become a reality. Their new building melds form and function into a riding arena and stall barn that are both beautiful to see and a joy to use.
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