Slideshow: Controlled Environment Food Production Research Complex

aerial building rendering looing southeast
An aerial view of the CEFPRC looking southeast.
CEFPRC Exterior Ground Level
A ground-level exterior view of the facility, including the greenhouse.
CEFPRC Interior Gathering Space
Interior gathering space will foster collaboration and workshops across departments.
CEFPRC Greenhouse Exterior
Large quantities of produce will make possible clinical studies examining the efficacy of enhanced nutritional value in the human diet.
CEFPRC Potting
Researchers will explore new methods for improving nutrient density and flavor in vegetables and fruits.

New renderings of the Controlled Environment Food Production Research Complex (CEFPRC) showcase the future home for interdisciplinary research connecting horticulture, engineering, entomology, pathology, food science, computer science, and human nutrition. The $35.8 million project is currently in the early stages of construction at the Waterman Agriculture and Natural Resources Laboratory.

January consisted of mobilization, site layout and staking. In February, the project team will begin rough grading the ground to ensure it is level, followed by the beginning of foundation work and the start of all associated underground utilities.

View the slideshow above for a sneak peek at the finished product. The CEFPRC is scheduled to open in September 2022.

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