Animal facility precinct planning: Smarter, faster, data-driven decision making

Ronald P. Wilson, V.M.D., M.S., DACLAM
Professor and Chair, Dept of Comparative Medicine & Director, Animal Resources Program
Duncan H McIlvaine, AIA, NCARB
Associate Director for Capital Planning
Mike Mottet, LEED AP
Principal Planner
Kevin Jelinek, ASLA, LEED AP
Director, Education | Science | Advanced Technologies

Here you’ll see how operational analysis, new housing strategies, assessment and validation of research program growth projections, and innovative space use can reconcile animal program needs and project sequencing with funding streams. In this case study of the Penn State University Hershey College of Medicine, Department of Comparative Medicine Precinct Plan, session leaders examine data-driven processes for incorporating changing user needs, fluctuating densities and utilization into macro-level solutions. They enumerate the pros and cons of alternative space strategies considered, and the results: Shared, cross-disciplinary spaces informed by best- and next-practices that maximize daily efficiency and adaptability over time.

Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 11:10am-12:05pm
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
AIA Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW)