The Smith Ranch is located 1.5 hours between both Houston andAustin, resides on a 200 Acre ranch in Round Top, Texas. RoundTop is located in northeastern Fayette County. It sits on a hill betweenCummins Creek to the southwest and Rocky Creek to the east, tributaries of theColorado River. The elevation in the center of Round Top is 439 feet (134 m)above sea level. Texas State Highway 237 passes through the center of town, leading northeast 22 miles (35 km) to Brenham and southwest 16 miles (26 km) toLa Grange, the Fayette County seat. In order to allow for the two extremes, urban v. agriculture to co-exist and not blur the edges, a series of ecological, urban, and performative studies resulted in an ‘urban’ framework that dictated were we could build and what would be left for agricultural production. In essence, the site would mimic the larger context in which is resides: the absurd proximity between living and producing.