McCownGordon was selected by South Dakota State University to complete a renovation and additions to their Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL). The project will include 74,500 square feet of new construction and 36,000 square feet of renovation.
The project will include 3.5 acres of site development, including 500 linear feet of steam tunnel. It will also include laboratory spaces, animal holding areas, incinerator, vehicle wash/bay, autoclaves, sterilizers and fume hoods. The lab spaces are specialized for areas such as molecular diagnostics, virology, microbiology, bacteriology, serology, pathology and necropsy.
Laboratory-grade finishes such as casework, finishes, stainless steel, epoxy flooring, rubber flooring will be included in this project. There will also be heavy MEP and coordination for spaces. The project is MEP critical, and there will be BSL Level 3 laboratories and very specific laboratory finishes.
The team faces multiple phases and will have to work around harsh winters in South Dakota, but the building will achieve LEED Silver status upon completion.