University of California Riverside Plant Growth Environment Facility

Riverside, California
State-of-the-Art Plant Research Facility

DPR Construction and Perkins&Will are designing and building a state-of-the-art plant research facility that continues the agricultural and natural sciences legacy of the University. The project is driven by the planning and organizational module of the greenhouses bringing design and function into all aspects from the façade, to the planning, to the landscape.

Located at a major campus intersection, the new facility elevates the glass greenhouses above a concrete base so that students and faculty can see and experience the research happening on campus—the result is a design that puts science on display.


The highly functional research building enhances both the internal functions of the building and the campus setting by masking service and mechanical yards within the massing of the ground floor.
What makes it cool
The design extends a major campus pedestrian path through the site to a nature arroyo and trailhead.

Project Team

Andrew Clinch
Eric Aukee
Yan Krymsky
Chris Waight