Food Science Sensory Lab Addition University of Arkansas – Division of Agriculture, Research Station Fayetteville, Arkansas
This lab addition has three wet labs for research by various Food Science faculty with a major component of the addition being a Food Sensory Lab.
The Food Sensory Lab includes a participant Orientation room, an Observation room, participant testing cubicles and a Kitchen. All cooking odors generated in the kitchen are kept from other areas of the building through separating walls and zoned exhaust / heating / cooling systems. The labs are designed with flexibility for changing research and also includes centrally located, shared / common instrument rooms.
The connection to the existing lab facility and the site constraints dictated much of the building’s layout. However, the efficient layout leads to an energy efficient and fully functional learning and research environment.