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This $16.8-million design-build project for the University of California, Davis consists of three main components: the winery for the Department of Viticulture and Enology, the brewery small scale fermentation and classroom, and food pilot plant for the Department of Food Science and Technology.

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The facilities are a part of the UC Davis Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science and house a working, small-scale winery, brewery, and food processing pilot plant in addition to a dairy processing room.

The winery includes large experimental fermentation areas, controlled temperature rooms, barrel and bottle cellars and a testing lab.

The entire project provides a world-class research and teaching facility. Support spaces for each department include laboratories, classrooms, offices, controlled temperature rooms, and storage facilities. The project is currently pursuing LEED platinum certification.

One of the central challenges faced on the BWF was the insulated wall construction. Introducing high thermal mass was the initial response and the team’s first inclination in addressing local climate. The obligation then was to achieve a heavily insulated perimeter with reduced potential for thermal transmission.

Project Team

Developer/Owner: University of California, Davis
General Contractor: BNBuilders, Redwood City
Construction Management: Design and Construction Management Department, University of California, Davis
Architect: FLAD Architects, San Francisco
Civil Engineer: FLAD Architects, San Francisco<
Structural Engineer: Olson Steel, San Leandro
MEP Engineers: Red Top Electric, Livermore (mechanical); FM Booth, Granite Bay (plumbing)

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