Community and Urban Food Processing Facility
The North Carolina A&T State University Community and Urban Food Processing Facility serves a unique and diverse range of programmatic functions. It is a catalyst in both its immediate physical context as well as in the larger geographic area. The project brings together educators, students, researchers, local farmers, and the public, in a mutually enriching exchange of ideas and practices to benefit the community as a whole. The building contains lab spaces for the testing and development of food processing methods. These facilities are provided by the College of Agriculture and are used to educate students and undertake research. A commercial kitchen supports further training and may be used to cater university functions. Probably the most unique and visible aspect of the project is the creamery. It is supplied by milk from cows on the farm and includes a commercial ice cream shop open to the public. The lawn in front of the building, as well as the exterior breezeways around it, are also designed to accommodate local markets. Future plans for the site include an amphitheater.
Date: 2019 – Current
Client: North Carolina A&T State University
Status: Design Documentation
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
AIA Triangle – Merit Award (2021)