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Agricultural Sciences Center

Exterior view of Ag Sciences Center

The Agricultural Sciences Center is a state-of-the art laboratory complex that will be built with $94 million in funding from the Connect NC bonds approved by voters in March 2016.

The center will contain offices and labs that perform tests for four of the department’s divisions: Food and Drug Protection, Standards, Structural Pest Control and Pesticides, and Veterinary. The building will replace four labs whose average age is more than 40 years. These labs are important to the state, and putting them in a central place will enable the department to be more effective and efficient.

This laboratory and office complex will position the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to better serve the state's farmers, agribusinesses and consumers for the future.

Project facts

  • Size: 225,000 square feet
  • Three-story building to be built on the corner of Reedy Creek and Edwards Mill roads in Raleigh
  • Project includes laboratories, offices and shared space for more than 170 employees from four divisions
  • 300 parking spaces
  • Projected completion date: late 2020
Ag Sciences Center building organization

Project team

  • Architect: HH Architecture, Raleigh
  • Construction Manager: JE Dunn Construction, Kansas City, Mo. / T.A. Loving Co., Goldsboro
  • Lab Planner, Programming, Equipment Design: HERA, Philadelphia
  • Lab Architect: Integrated Design, Raleigh
  • Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineering: Stanford White, Raleigh
  • Civil and Structural Engineering and Landscape Architecture: Stewart, Raleigh
  • Cost Consultant: MBP, Raleigh


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