Global Vegetable Seed Quality Control Laboratory

Syngenta expanded its 40-acre campus to include a new stand-alone quality control lab, office and greenhouse structure.

Constructed over three phases, the building houses precision testing labs for physiology, seed health and purity/analytical, as well as headhouses for the physiology and seed health labs to help the company preserve seed quality for the global vegetable industry. The building also includes offices, a café and meeting space.

The building is designed to recruit and retain employees, so creating spaces that are bright and open where possible was a priority.

A key function of the facility is the inclusion of a tour route, allowing visitors views inside the labs. The design team worked closely with users to ensure Syngenta created a compelling route, while simultaneously safeguarding proprietary information.

Future phases will include additional offices and greenhouses.


Nampa, Idaho


37,000 GSF


Laboratory programming, planning and design


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Hummel Architects