Structure Type: built works - exhibition buildings - museums

Designers: Polshek and Partners, Architects (firm); Walker, Peter and Partners, (PWP), Landscape Architects (firm); William Johnson (landscape architect); Richard M. Olcott (architect); James Stewart Polshek (architect); Peter J. Walker (landscape architect)

Dates: constructed 1999-2001

total floor area: 13,000 sq. ft.

500 First Street
Napa, CA 94559-2629

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Vintner, Robert Mondavi and his wife, Magrit Biever Mondavi, led a group of Napa Valley wine makers, as well as the University of California, Davis, the Cornell University of Restaurant and Hotel Administration, and the American Institute of Food and Wine to create COPIA, a center created to serve as a forum for food and wine exhibitions and discussions. James Stuart Polshek and Richard M. Olcott led the design team, serving as Design Partners; Peter Walker and Partners designed 3.5 acres of edible organic gardens to provide fresh ingredients for demonstrations. By 2010, COPIA had closed.

COPIA contains 13,000 square feet of gallery space, a 280-seat theatre, and library, classrooms, demonstration kitchen, dining room, wine tasting room, cafe, gift shop and outdoor ampitheatre.

PCAD id: 10620