Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Sciences

University of California, Davis



Approximately 42,500 NSF of laboratory and laboratory support space in a 136,000 GSF Building with teaching and research facilities for the Departments of Food Science and Technology and Viticulture and Enology. Teaching facilities included Chemistry/ Microbiology TL, Food Prep and Electronics. Research laboratories include Microbiology, Chemistry Engineering/Physical Chemistry and Sensory. Demonstration laboratories include a Demonstration Instrument Laboratory, Extraction Laboratory, Unit Operations Laboratory, Wine Chemistry Analysis Laboratory, and a Wine Microbiology Laboratory. Shared spaces include Crush Area, Press Area, Mobile Bottling Line/Docking station, Wine Cellar, Sterile Bottling Room, Bottling Line, Barrel Washing Room Teaching, Fermentation Rooms and Barrel Storage. Support spaces include a controlled atmosphere Room, crushing and Pressing Room, Cold Storage Juice Room/Cold Stabilization, Fermentation Room, Barrel Storage Bottle Washing Room, Sulfur Dioxide Preparation, Chemical Storage, Cleaning Chemicals Room, a distillery and a Barrel Storage Room-Brandy.


Davis, CA, USA

  • Services: Laboratory Design
  • Completed: 2008

Area Summary

  • Gross Building: 135,941
  • Net (Assignable) Building: 77,319
  • Laboratory & Laboratory Support: 42,508

Cost Summary

  • Construction Cost: $45,000,000

Important Details

  • Award: California Construction Award of Merit


  • Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP


  • Robert Canfield Photography