The University of Wisconsin-Madison opened the $57.1 million Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery Building in November of 2020. Designed by Potter Lawson, the 67,540-gsf facility provides the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences with leading-edge environments for research, teaching, and outreach. The two-story structure houses two technology-rich lecture halls, a shared research lab, an expansive atrium, demonstration areas, conference rooms, faculty offices, and a retail meat store. The building includes a 21,400-gsf meat and poultry processing facility that will be overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A separate BSL-2 food safety lab will enable the development of pathogen introduction and intervention strategies in a setting that replicates commercial meat-processing methods, augmented by the addition of microbial investigation capabilities. In the interest of biosafety, this 6,530-gsf lab is physically distinct from the rest of the project and utilizes a dedicated HVAC system. Construction began on the Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery Building in January of 2017.