SDSU - Seed Technology Laboratory

SDSU - Seed Technology Laboratory

The Clark Enersen Partners were selected to design a new seed technology laboratory to enhance research in seed science, technology, and biotechnology plus supplement seed testing and analysis, and agricultural extension.  Laboratory spaces included space for seed testing, extraction, and seed destruction.  Seed testing spaces included wet chemistry laboratory space with additional bench space that can be assigned to individuals for various projects.  The equipment and space assigned will vary with time, so large, highly equipped, generic laboratories were desired to provide necessary flexibility. 

While most laboratories will work within BSL-2 parameters, a BSL-3 laboratory and associated BSL-3P greenhouse space is provided for genetic and transgenic work with seeds and plants.

Greenhouse space was included as part of the facility in order to grow and test new seed products.  The greenhouse space is fully compartmentalized for various projects to be conducted independently.  The greenhouse space has full environmental controls to simulate environmental stress on plants.  The greenhouse was designed and constructed to control the ingress of insects and rodents.  Space associated with the greenhouse functions as a headhouse and is used for soil preparation, potting, and material storage.