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FCS Vivarium

Family and Consumer Sciences Vivarium
Programmer: Perkins and Will Architects
CIP Cost: $4,000,000

The Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Vivarium Research Facility will house live rodents and conduct research in the areas of Cancer, Psychology, and Neuroscience. The proposed layout and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) enhancements will take into consideration that this project is an existing laboratory conversion.  The new FCS Vivarium Research Facility will meet certification requirements and will comply with all of the standards of the “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals”, eighth edition.

Status:  The Architectural Space Program for the Family and Consumer Sciences Vivarium Research Facility is complete. Requests for Qualifications for the selection of the architect and contractor were issued in November 2017.  Contracting with the architect and contractor is in process.  The current TPC is $4.4 million.

Next Milestone: The next milestone will be the beginning of design in May 2018.