Aberdeen, SK

BASF Canada/InVigor Canada Breeding Facility and R&D Centre

Project Details


$13 Million (original building)


Original Building Completed in 2009, Various renovations and expansions in 2010, 2012, 2016, and 2017


50,000 sq. ft.


Prime Consulting, Architecture, Interior Design, Construction Contract Administration

The BASF Canada/InVigor Canada Breeding Facility and R&D Centre (formerly the Bayer CropScience Canada Biotechnical Breeding Complex) is a state-of-the-art research facility located northeast of Saskatoon. This extensive complex spans over 50,000 square feet and includes various cutting-edge features. The facility encompasses more than 8,000 square feet of air-purity controlled greenhouse space, phytotron rooms, administrative areas, and modern laboratories, including a pathology lab, double haploid lab, analytical lab, and molecular breeding lab. aodbt collaborated closely with Bayer CropScience Canada on this project, working through three phases of design and construction over a span of a decade.

Designed with expandability in mind, the complex is rich in texture and quality while remaining cost-effective to construct and maintain. The greenhouse component consists of two separate facilities connected by a common header house, featuring both high-containment and conventional greenhouses with room for future expansion. Subsequently, aodbt continued its involvement with the facility by providing architectural and interior design services for renovation, addition, and upgrade projects before it was acquired by BASF Canada in 2018.