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North Cal Lumber Store

Location: University of California Research and Extension Center, Hopland, California

Designer: Sim Van der Ryn, Paul Roberts and Partners

Builder: Paul Roberts and Partners

Product: Reclaimed douglas fir beams

The Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC) is the University of California's principal field research facility for agriculture and natural resources in the North Coast region. Rod Shippey Hall, HREC's new 5,139-sq.ft. facility, is designed as a friendly, open place that relates to the unique natural landscape and climate. Green design features include reclaimed wood beams, low energy light fixtures, and attractive 'rainchains' (rain cups) to control rainwater flow from the inverted roof over the lobby.

To learn more about the Rod Shippey Hall, click here.