University of Wisconsin-Madison Builds Center for Dairy Research

Published 3-22-2020
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - Center for Dairy Research at Babcock Hall
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - Center for Dairy Research at Babcock Hall
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - Center for Dairy Research at Babcock Hall

    Courtesy of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - Center for Dairy Research at Babcock Hall

    Courtesy of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is building the 54,650-gsf Center for Dairy Research. Designed by Zimmerman Architectural Studios to support collaborative development with industry partners, the three-story addition to Babcock Hall will house research labs, instructional spaces, dairy processing suites, small-scale production lines, nine rooms for specialty cheese ripening, and an auditorium for training programs and colloquia. The $72.6 million project includes a complete renovation of the 29,700-gsf Babcock Hall Dairy Plant to provide additional freezer and cooler space, an improved raw milk receiving bay, a new ice cream maker, and upgraded infrastructure for piping, pumps, and valves. Construction began in September of 2018 and completion is expected in 2022.

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