The processing plant for high-end organic pet foods is the first piece of an expanding business model and campus.

Stella and Chewy’s is the leader in the freeze dry pet food niche market and continues to grow at 40 percent per year. This facilitated the organization in selecting BatesForum and Clayco to build their first new manufacturing and processing plant.

The plant features 30,000 square feet of freezer space, 100,000 square feet of processing space, cold dock shipping and receiving and 30,000 square feet of office space. The architectural design of the building seeks to emphasize the office area with a minimalist approach to the overall massing of the rest of the building.

Functionality is expressed in the exterior materials with the freezer panels on one end of the building with warmer tones and textures as you move towards the offices.

*Originally designed by Forum Studio