Ceremony Sept. 8 (SoundSlide)
Moving in at Allen Center for Global Animal Health
PULLMAN, Wash. - Construction is complete on the Paul G. Allen Center for Global Animal Health building, and WSU faculty, researchers and staff are beginning to move in. A dedication ceremony of the new research facility will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, with a reception and building tours to follow. Catch an advance glimpse of the building in the above SoundSlide.
Construction of the 62,000-square-foot facility was made possible thanks to the support of more than 300 donors, including two of the largest private commitments in Washington State University history — a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a $26 million gift from Paul G. Allen. Allen's gift will also add more than 20 research scientists in Pullman and throughout the world by 2020, and establishes research programs in Africa and builds laboratory capacity, joint exchange programs, and graduate education between WSU and institutions in Kenya and Tanzania.
This state-of-the-art infectious disease research facility provides a center for enhancing the WSU's multidisciplinary strengths in discovery, developmental and implementation science in animal health. It's completion is a transformational step, marking the first construction phase toward WSU's global vision to improve public health and catalyze human opportunity.
The facility will house more than 100 research scientists and graduate students, state-of-the-art research and diagnostic laboratories.
·Approximately 62,000 square feet of laboratories, office space and meeting rooms for 15-18 lead research scientists and their support staff and graduate students.
·Constructed to meet LEED environmental standards, to ensure maximum energy efficiency and minimal environmental impact.
·Two floors of biosecurity level 2 laboratories for research
·A 5,000 square foot biosecurity level 3 laboratory, supporting both disease research and surveillance functions
·Administrative wing containing conference rooms, administrative offices, and the eventual connection to the Washington Animal Disease and Diagnostic Research Facility
Future plans call for the addition of a 75,000-square-foot Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic and Research Facility (WADDRF), to be located on the west side of this site, adjoining and sharing resources with the Paul G. Allen Center for Global Animal Health. WADDRF will house the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL).
·Project Manager: Jeff Lannigan, WSU Capital Planning and Development
·Construction Engineeer: James Stone, WSU Capital Planning and Development
·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
·Commissioning: Merrick & Company
·Construction Start Date: 7/1/2010
·Project Completion Date: 7/31/2012
·Total Project Budget: $44,460,000
·Construction Costs: $30,300,000
Click the following link for more information on the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health.