Lynda and Stewart Resnick Agricultural Innovation Center

This mission-driven building is rooted in UC Davis’ longstanding commitment to addressing today’s most pressing challenges in agriculture and environmental sustainability. It is funded largely via a significant donation from Lynda and Stewart Resnick.

Our team led the design with support from CannonDesign’s sustainability and science + technology team and in partnership with the Hensel Phelps teams as builder. Across diverse and dynamic classrooms and research spaces, the building will empower teams to focus on five thematic research areas including:

  • Solutions for agricultural byproducts
  • Maximizing water and energy efficiencies
  • Developing next-generation technologies
  • Ensuring crops are more resilient and sustainable
  • Expanding access to nutritious food

The built facility will include flexible laboratories to address the latest technologies including sensor and robotics prototyping, big data and digital AI, a discovery and characterization wet lab, molecular analysis wet lab and much more. Through these spaces, the Center for Agricultural Innovation will be an epicenter for exploring new ways for balancing food production with leading sustainability practices while advancing the global agricultural industry with scalable solutions. By nurturing the next generation of agricultural innovators and fostering a culture of collaboration and sustainability, it will ensure a legacy of enduring impact in feeding a growing global population while safeguarding the planet’s resources. The building is targeting LEED Platinum certification.

Size 35,000 SF
Location Pleasanton, California
Year 2026
Client UC Davis