The building was designed by WRNS Studio in San Francisco, and Plant Construction was the General Contractor. Skillful Means was hired as a consultant for the project in the early stages of design. Tipping+Mar was the structural engineeer.Skillful Means first partnered with Tipping+Mar for design of the Harrison Vault in Joshua Tree. Working with WRNS, Tipping+Mar we used some of the systems originated on that project , since tested and refined, to reduce the cost of steel braces in the walls–many thousands of dollard, for this large building. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which sponsored some of the testing, reaped the benefits of straw bale testing on this project!