Cornell University broke ground on the $80 million New York State Animal Health Diagnostic Center in Ithaca in May of 2008. Slated for completion in late summer of 2010, the 126,000-gsf facility will house over 200 researchers, consolidating operations currently dispersed in 12 locations. The three-story building will house BSL-2 and BSL-3 labs, diagnostic labs, wet labs, and a state-of-the-art necropsy facility able to accommodate large animals. The project represents a partnership between Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and will support zoonotic disease monitoring, diagnosis, and control. The sustainably-designed facility features an energy-efficient HVAC system and glass shielding. The project architect is CUH2A with Gilbane Building Companies as construction manager.