KANSAS STATE OLATHE INNOVATION CAMPUS &
INTERNATIONAL ANIMAL HEALTH & FOOD SAFETY INSTITUTE
A forward-looking approach to collaboration dissolves the lines between bioscience discovery and enterprise, and showcases K-State as a world-class research institute.
The project was initiated through a land grant to the university. Its goal was to create a sustainable and intimate campus with leading-edge facilities where a broad base of students, educators, researchers and entrepreneurs came together to promote and capitalize on advances in animal health and food safety.
The $28 million institute's V-shaped roof, limestone detail and glasswrapped entry create a welcoming front door to the 38-acre campus. The integration of natural and built environments provides regular access to and views of the campus' natural systems. By creating visibility, connectivity and a strong sense of place, the institute and campus enhance K-State's presence in a burgeoning bioscience corridor.
INTERaCTIVITY aND COLLaBORaTION aRE PROmOTED THROUGH THE INSTITUTE'S FLEXIBLE CLaSSROOmS, FULLY EQUIPPED aND RENTaBLE LaBORaTORIES, STaTE-OF-THE-aRT KITCHEN FaCILITIES, aND VaRIETY OF CONFERENCING aND INFORmaL mEETING aREaS. THEY EXTEND THE POSSIBILITIES OF LEaRNING aND DISCOVERY WHILE SUPPORTING PUBLIC aND PRIVaTE PaRTNERSHIPS WITH THE SCHOOL.
ANTICIPaTING LEED® SILVER CERTIFICaTION, THE INSTITUTE'S SUSTaINaBILITY FEaTURES aRE VaRIED. MUCH OF ITS maTERIaL WaS PROCURED FROm THE REGION, aND 95 PERCENT OF WaSTE WaS RECYCLED DURING CONSTRUCTION. IT maXImIZES ENERGY EFFICIENCY THROUGH HIGH-PERFORmaNCE SYSTEmS aND GLaZING, amPLE DaYLIGHTING, ROOFING THaT REDUCES HEaT ISLaNDS aND INSULaTED PRECaST PaNELS. LaNDSCaPING aND OTHER STRaTEGIES CONSERVE WaTER RESOURCES. LOW VOC maTERIaLS, mINImaL CFC -BaSED REFRIGERaNTS, aND NO SHEETROCK ON THE PERImETER WaLLS GREaTLY REDUCE THE BUILDING'S aIR-BORNE POLLUTaNTS.
CREaTED THROUGH a DESIGN-BUILD PaRTNERSHIP WITH THE WEITZ COmPaNY TO mEET THE PROJECT'S SIGNIFICaNT BUDGET aND SCHEDULE LImITaTIONS, THE INSTITUTE EXEmPLIFIES THE VaLUE OF INTEGRaTED PROJECT DELIVERY.
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