Meanwhile, groundbreaking for early site work for the Veterinary Medical Research Building is scheduled in July. Construction is expected to be completed in December 2012. It will be the third building in WSU Pullman’s planned seven-building Research and Education Complex (REC) located between French Ad and Beasley coliseum.
Originally, it was to have been the fourth building in the complex – it still goes by the abbreviation REC 4 – but REC 3 is the Agricultural Research Services (ARS) facility. A joint endeavor between the state and federal government, the ARS building did not receive funding for the 2009-11 biennium and therefore is on hold.
“The College of Veterinary Medicine has been planning for new space to alleviate overcrowding and to allow us to abandon some truly awful research space,” said Bryan Slinker, dean of the college, in a recent report. “The overall result also will repurpose existing space to benefit the whole college.”
Global Animal Health Building
The $35 million first phase of the Global Animal Health Building is funded by $25 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to be matched by $10 million that WSU is raising.
Planned at approximately 60,000 square feet, the building will be sited southeast of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital on the WSU Pullman campus. It will displace a yellow parking lot. WSU parking zone changes planned for fall 2010 include converting the red Alumni Centre lot to the northeast into a yellow lot.
Key features of the phase 1 Global Animal Health research building will include:
* Approximately 20,000 square feet of laboratories, office space and meeting rooms for 12-15 research scientists and their support staff and graduate students.
* A state-of-the-art infectious disease research facility that has been designed and equipped to meet today’s standards for investigating emerging diseases.
This $60-70 million second phase is on hold until state funding is appropriated and authorized. WSU plans to submit the project for state funding. If approved, design would begin in 2011, with construction scheduled for completion in 2015.
Architect: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership
Mechanical Engineering: Affiliated Engineers N.W., Inc.
Electrical Engineering: Affiliated Engineers N.W., Inc.
Structural Engineering: KPFF Consulting Engineers (Seattle)
Landscape: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership
Contractor/GCCM: Bouten Construction
The 128,000 square foot Veterinary Medical Research Building will provide properly equipped and environmentally controlled, state-of-the-art biomedical research and support space for the health science teaching and research programs. A vivarium will house modern animal holding facilities for gene targeted and knockout animals, as well as essential quarantine space and specialized environmentally controlled space for biomedical research.
- Architect: SRG Partnership, Inc.
- Mechanical Engineering: Arup (Ove Arup & Patners California Ltd.)
- Electrical Engineering: Arup (Ove Arup & Patners California Ltd.)
- Structural Engineering: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
- Landscape: Walker Macy
- Contractor/GCCM: Lydig Construction
- Commissioning Agent : Affiliated Engineers N.W., Inc.
- Lab Planners: Jacobs Consulting