Perkins&Will has designed and built the Riverside Plant Research 1 at the University of California in California, United States.
The University of California, Riverside (UCR), is a campus deeply and historically linked with the agricultural and natural sciences.
This heritage is academically and physically represented in the University with a district of greenhouses on the main campus, just blocks from the central University mall.
This state-of-the-art plant research facility project continues this campus tradition with a new greenhouse and research building sited in the existing greenhouse district.
The design is driven by the planning and organisational module of the greenhouses. Inspired by the pragmatism of the historical greenhouses, the module organises the façade, the planning, and the landscape.
Project: Riverside Plant Research 1 at the University of California