Davis is part of architects’ Farm to Fork Architecture Tour

By From page A20 | October 06, 2013

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The University of California ANR Building, by MFDB Architects, is a barn-like steel warehouse at Second Street and Peña Drive that has been repurposed to house the UC ANR statewide programs. Courtesy photo

Two Davis buildings — the Davis Food Co-op and the University of California’s ANR building — are featured stops on the Farm to Fork Architecture Tour hosted by the American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter. The tour, which will take place Saturday, Oct. 12, will feature the architects on location from 1:30 to 3 p.m. to talk about their designs.

The tour is part of the institute’s second annual Central Valley Region Architecture Festival, Oct. 10-19.

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St., designed by Davis architect Maria Ogrydziak, is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its redesign, transforming a strip mall location into a vibrant evocation of the Central Valley.

The UC ANR building, by MFDB Architects, is a barn-like steel warehouse that formerly housed an indoor skating rink and Explorit Science Center. The building, at Second Street and Peña Drive, has been repurposed to house the university’s statewide Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources programs.

The project will have just been completed by the day of the tour, so this is a chance to grab a sneak peek at the brand-new space before everyone moves in.

To learn more about the festival and events, visit aiacv.org/festival2013/events for a full calendar and links to register or follow the buzz on Twitter at #SacArch13.

Enterprise staff

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