Designed by Flad Architects, The Teaching and Research Winery and the August A. Busch III Brewing and Food Science Laboratory (WBF) complete the Robert Mondavi Institute for Food and Wine (RMI) for the University of California – Davis. The 31,000sf design-build laboratory complex was completed in 2010 and is formally influenced by the agricultural structures of the California countryside, serving as a learning environment for viticulture, brewing, and food processing. The academic complex was designed as an extended research and teaching environment which integrates traditional scientific exploration with applied process technologies --- in this way, students and researchers have the ability to directly test theories and validate new production processes. In addition to its academic application with regard to the production of food and beverages, the structure also educates students and researchers in sustainable production processes and operating procedures on a facility scale.
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