Project information

UW-Madison’s Babcock Hall is undergoing a major renovation and expansion. The project involves the renovation of the Babcock Hall Dairy Plant on its existing footprint, as well as a new, three-story addition for the Center for Dairy Research (CDR).

Babcock Hall was built in the early 1950s, and today houses the Department of Food Science, the Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, the Babcock Hall Dairy Store and the CDR. This construction project represents the first major upgrade to the Babcock Hall Dairy Plant since then. It will also provide the CDR, which was established in 1986, with the space and equipment it needs to meet its research and outreach mission.

The architectural plan for the project was developed with the support of a design team including representatives from the state Division of Facilities Development, UW–Madison and industry groups working with vendor Zimmerman Architectural Studios. The project moved into the construction phase in summer 2018. The state-selected contractor for the project is C.D. Smith Construction.

Read more about completed project milestones.