KU Transgenic & Biobehavioral Measurement Animal Center

KU Transgenic & Biobehavioral Measurement Animal Center

The Clark Enersen Partners worked with a Lawrence, Kansas architect to provide the design for the University of Kansas Transgenic and Biobehavioral Measurement Animal Center.  Our firm provided mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and laboratory planning services for this project.

The project included renovation of approximately 5,500 square feet of an existing animal care facility to accommodate new animal research programs.  Included within the facility are the following areas: Micro-Injection and Genotyping Laboratory, Biobehavioral Measurement Laboratory, Mouse Husbandry Room, Pathology Laboratory, and Mouse Quarantine and Support Rooms.  Within the confines of an existing building layout, considerable care was taken to create proper work flows and appropriate movements of the rodent population.

A new central exhaust system and associated run-around loop heat recovery system was designed in a manner to allow continuous service to the remainder of the facility, in addition to increasing redundancy and efficiency.  Modifications to the existing HVAC system were designed to ensure proper pressurization relationships between laboratory spaces and non-laboratory spaces.  Remediation of existing code-related problems with the building electrical system and upgrades to support the renovated areas were also included.