University of Arkansas
Rice Research and Extension Center (RREC)
The Rice Research and Extension Center is a new state of the art 35,000 gsf research and outreach facility for the University of Arkansas.
Due to its unique geography and hardpan soil Arkansas has grown to be one of the best producers of rice with about 1.5 million acres of cultivated farmland. A growing area of science for the university of the state is the role of rice in the support of developing bioenergy, biofuel and bioproducts.
The complex will include headquarter offices, an auditorium, laboratories, greenhouses and seed-processing facilities to increase rice research capabilities for the university and the state. Six resident faculty and about forty-six support employees will be housed within the facility.
RREC scientists will conduct reasearch in plant breeding, molecular genetics, physiology, pathology, entomology, agronomy and bio-energy engineering.
Executive Architect: WER Architects
Laboratory Planning: X-nth
Sr. Laboratory Planner: Eric Slifer while affiliated with X-nth