Research & Teaching Winery, Brewery & Food Science Laboratory

University of California at Davis

KPW, teaming with Truebeck Construction (formerly BN Builders) and Flad Architects, worked closely with the University to deliver this new, state-of-the-art, $16M, Design-Build laboratory and teaching facility. The new facility will make use for scientific research, student training, and industry collaboration. This 34,000-square-foot building will house a food processing pilot plant, a dairy processing facility, pilot brewery, and a platform for experimentation in wine processing. From the start, REVIT was used as the BIM platform to assure full coordination between structural, architectural, mechanical and the complex process system requirements before the commencement of construction. KPW's innovative approach to structural efficiency virtually eliminated field welding and provided 60ft clear spans throughout the structure.

Completion Date: 2010
Structural Systems: Extended End-Plate Moment Connections Frame over Geopier Foundation
LEED Status: Platinum