This facility will house and support the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health’s missions of infectious disease research and animal diagnostics. The 62,000 square foot three-story facility will include two floors of BSL2 research laboratory space, a 5,000 square foot BSL3 laboratory supporting both disease research and surveillance functions, and an administrative wing containing conference rooms, administrative offices, and the eventual connection to the Washington Animal Disease and Diagnostic Research Facility. The building will house 100 scientific staff and is located southeast of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The facility will utilize state-of-the-art energy management and sustainability strategies, and LEED Silver certification is being targeted.
Construction commenced in July of 2010, with a 23-month construction schedule and occupancy in the summer of 2012.
The 75,000 square foot Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic and Research Facility (WADDRF) is planned for the west side of the site, adjoining and sharing resources with the Paul G. Allen Center for Global Animal Health. WADDRF will house the Washington Animal Disease and Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL).