Holistic Design Process Provides UTMB with Complex National Research Building

Galveston National Laboratory was recently featured on the cover of the latest issue of ALN Magazine, a multi-media resource for products and information to design, build, equip, and operate research animal facilities globally. The Galveston National Laboratory is a national biocontainment research facility funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases on the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Galveston campus. The project allows UTMB, the UT System, and the State of Texas, to remain leaders in the national effort to develop improved diagnostics, vaccines, and therapeutics to identify, prevent, treat, or otherwise control a number of important emerging human infectious diseases and potential agents of bioterrorism. This article discusses the design guidelines of the laboratory building, an overview of the vivarium floor, and the ideas behind the security and natural disaster planning.

Read the article on the ALN website.