Global greenhouse gas emissions are a serious threat to the environment. Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have exponentially released gasses and chemicals into the atmosphere which have resulted in the warming of the earth. One major source stems from agriculture and the indirect processes surrounding it. Current methods of unsustainable agricultural production including intensive monoculture crop cultivation, industrial animal agriculture and extensive food miles.
This thesis proposes a Research Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, a facility which allows for the research of alternative methods of sustainable food production, praxis of such ideas and a forum for public awareness and education. The institute will be located on Granville Island, British Columbia. The institute will house innovative agricultural practices, including hydroponics and Clean Meat production. It is hoped that the architecture envisioned will assist in developing more innovative agricultural solutions and raise public awareness and interest surrounding current methods of food production.