RXR Farmstand Building, Marfa
Carlos Jiménez 

RXR Farmstand Building, Marfa

Carlos Jiménez 

Located adjacent to the Hotel Saint George and next to Marfa’s main railroad tracks, the 11,000 square foot interior and outdoor space serves the hotel and the town’s community at large as a multipurpose hall. Its warehouse-like, versatile program provides such diverse functions as casual restaurants, weekend market areas, a large dance and music hall, outdoor eating areas, a large swimming pool, public restrooms and an open bar.

The off the shelf, yet customized, steel structure determines the width of the building’s interior and exterior spaces to form one single and continuous infrastructure that is defined by the large pitched roof stretching from the interior to the exterior. The steel frames are infilled with D’Hanis structural clay bricks, rescued from a yard of rejected bricks at their San Antonio factory. Industrial in character and rough in its textures, the Saint George Hall is an ideal building to withstand the use of its multiple programs, while becoming a backdrop and container for weddings, dances, concerts, films, ping pong tournaments, local festivals and community events, among other activities.

Superficie Building size

1.000 m² 11,000 ft²

Finalización Completion


Cliente Owner

Tim Crowley

Arquitecto Architect

Carlos Jiménez Studio, Houston, Texas

Equipo Project team

Carlos Jiménez (director, autor del proyecto principal, project designer); You Chia-Lai, Hazal Yucel, Evio Isaac, Stephanie Lee

Consultores Project consultants

Keevan Timm, Metallic Building Co. (estructura structure)

Contratista Contractor

Crowley Development LLC, Marfa

Fotos Photos

Paul Hester, Hester+Hardaway Photographers; Jennifer Boomer Photographer