project with classrooms,
lab space, industry real estate,
retail stores and a public square
sq. ft. of life science anchored lab space
With UC Davis charting the course to establish itself as a permanent influencer in the Greater Sacramento region’s economy, Aggie Square is poised to increase and encourage innovation as well as elevate the community through an intense focus on workforce development and job creation.
The first phase of Aggie Square, which covers eight acres of the project’s 25-acre footprint ties directly to a theme that reflects both a community priority and a university strength. Those elements include:
- An office/classroom building dedicated to “lifelong learning” — workforce and skills training for competitive, in-demand jobs;
- Two research buildings that will offer state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for life sciences, technology and engineering;
- A mixed-use building that will include “storefront” space for community groups and university projects, student and affiliate housing and retail spaces connected to an outdoor market plaza that focuses on food and health
- And a public square that connects all the buildings and provides open, accessible space for community gatherings
The concept of Aggie Square creates a unique and timely opportunity to more strongly and cohesively integrate UC Davis into Greater Sacramento’s economy, creating a mission-based effort to address economic trends in the market, strengthen the impact of the university and create shared values and responsibility around the future prosperity of the region and UC Davis graduates.
Recent news on Aggie Square
Chef Alice Waters, one of the founders of the farm-to-table movement, announced she will open a new institute at Aggie Square, the University of California Davis' incoming innovation center.
New analysis from an economic research firm predicts Aggie Square at the UC Davis Sacramento campus will add nearly $5 billion to the Sacramento region’s economy each year and support 25,000 ongoing jobs.
Local leaders were on hand Wednesday as UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Aggie Square’s new launch headquarters on Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento. Aggie Square is an innovation hub planned for the university’s Sacramento campus.
Osha, the senior vice president of innovation and economic development at Wexford Science & Technology, one of two firms which will design, finance, construct, own and manage the first phase of Aggie Square, first mentioned UC Davis.
The University of California Davis has selected a pair of developers, Wexford Science & Technology LLC and GMH Capital Partners, to build out the first phase of Aggie Square, a planned satellite campus and biotech hub in Sacramento.
University of California, Davis, Chancellor Gary S. May today (Feb. 21) announced a collaboration that previews Aggie Square’s formula for success.