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NDSU Extension Langdon Research Center Vic Sturlaugson Learning Facility

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2009, JLG Architects. 107th Ave NE at 9th Ave. E
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

The Langdon Extension Research Center (LREC) was established in 1907 as part of the state agricultural college’s land grant mission. The LREC conducts research to maintain and improve northeastern North Dakota’s agricultural economy. The Sturlaugson Learning Center provides office space for scientists and administrators, with a computer-cluster classroom and a large meeting room. Architecturally, this structure plays with the vocabulary of wood cladding and framing materials along with familiar vernacular farm building details, such as barn doors, in ways that are knowledgeable, contemporary, and respectful in interpreting the best traditions of historic farm buildings.

Writing Credits

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "NDSU Extension Langdon Research Center Vic Sturlaugson Learning Facility", [Langdon, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 99-100.

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