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Family and Consumer Sciences Vivarium

Family and Consumer Sciences Vivarium

Feasibility Study: Perkins+Will    
Architect: Perkins+Will, Austin, TX
Total Project Cost (DD): $3,600,000
Total Project Cost (CIP): $4,000,000    
Contractor CMR: Vaughn Construction
Design Development Approval: November 2018 (Actual)
GMP Approval: January 2019 (Projected)
Construction Start: March 2019 (Projected)
Construction Completion: Fall 2020 (Projected)
Occupancy: Fall 2020 (Projected)

The Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Vivarium Research Facility will house small live animals (e.g., rodents) and support research in the areas of cancer, psychology, and neuroscience. The proposed layout and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing enhancements will take into consideration that this project is an existing laboratory conversion. This facility will meet certification requirements and comply with all standards delineated in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Eighth Edition).

Status:  Perkins+Will is the A/E and Vaughn Construction is the CMR.  The anticipated completion date is spring 2020. This project was approved at the November 2018 Board meeting.  The GMP is under review by the System office for approval.  The Construction Phase will begin in March 2019.  The Total Project Cost is $3.86M.

Next Milestone: The next milestone will be the Construction Notice to Proceed (NTP).