Grace Farms is a welcoming new place, where a building designed by SANAA is seamlessly integrated into 80 acres of open space for people to experience nature, foster community, pursue justice, and explore faith, with artistic expression as a common thread.
A diverse natural habitat in the northeast corner of New Canaan, Connecticut, this former horse farm offers numerous varieties of trees, three ponds, and a meadow, bifurcated by a ridge which divides the property along gradually sloping terrain. Its 16 acres of native wetlands on the lower grounds are complemented by managed landscape and farmland above.
Approximately 77 of the 80 acres of Grace Farms will be retained in perpetuity as open meadows, woods, wetlands, and ponds. SANAA developed the landscape design in collaboration with the Philadelphia-based firm OLIN, to preserve and enhance the existing habitats for native flora and fauna, while integrating community gardens, athletic fields, a walking trails, and a playground.
40% of people who experience awe in their lives are more generous to strangers
—Paul Piff and Dacher Keltner, The New York Times
Mark Fowler Joins Grace Farms Foundation
Emmy-nominated filmmaker and tv host is Grace Farms' Nature & Wildlife Ambassador