United States Department of Agriculture(USDA)
Invasive Species Research Building (ISRB)
Ft Collins, CO
The Invasive Species Research Building consists of approximately 50,000 sf of animal rooms, supporting laboratory and office space. The ISRB is an addition to the Animal Research Building (ARB) on the National Wildlife Research Campus (NWRC), a research facility for the USDA-APHIS. The ISRB features Animal Rooms and Simulated Natural Environment Rooms with temperate and tropical climates, housing long term animal studies. Animal research areas include (12) Small Cubicle Animal Rooms, (4) Small Quarantine Cubicles, (1) Large Quarantine Cubicle, (4) Single Animal Rooms, (4) Double Animal Rooms, (2) Triple Animal Rooms, and (2) Simulated Natural Environment Rooms. Animal Support Areas include Shipping/Receiving, Dry Food Storage, General Storage, Bedding, Diet Prep, and Clean Wash and Dirty Wash Facilities. The building also houses a Research Laboratory, Radiology Room, Dark Room, Treatment Clinic and Necropsy Room. The animal room wall construction was designed to mitigate heat and moisture propagation within the outdoor design conditions in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Executive Architect: Burkett Design, Inc.
Laboratory Planning: X-nth
Sr. Laboratory Planner: Eric Slifer while affiliated with X-nth