Biocontainment Research Facility
When Texas A&M University determined that they had a critical need for a new facility, the expectations were big. The building would be conducting high consequence research on infectious agents and diseases in plants, animals, and humans. Not only did it need to provide space for these specialized research components, but also offer an unparalleled opportunity to expand their teaching, training, and outreach.
Our answer to this highly-technical need was a one of a kind campus that would house high-design containment facilities for research. Together, with Texas A&M University, we’re invested in educating and preparing the next generation of health and science professionals. After opening in 2019, students and faculty will have a new home that has risen to meet emerging public health challenges head on.
Researchers here are dedicated to discovering innovative methods for monitoring, detecting, and preventing disease. The facility includes labs classified as BSL-2, ABSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-3Ag which recognize A&M’s ability to educate and prepare the next generation of public, animal, environmental health and science professionals to meet these emerging public health challenges.
As one of the nation’s largest agriculturally-focused universities, the components of the Texas A&M University System are in a unique position to tackle threats to humans and animals, and this premier facility helps them to do just that.
The lobby, office, and meeting rooms are focused toward the entry of the building, which allows for lots of natural lighting, visual connection, and an openness to opportunities within the space.