Rollins Urban and Structural Entomology Facility

Texas A&M University
Published 7-15-2015
  • Termite Lab

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  • Autoclave

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  • Flexible Conference Room and Training Space

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Texas A&M University’s single-story, 10,000-sf Rollins Urban and Structural Entomology Facility features 3,800 sf of research labs for analyzing and maintaining colonies of ants, termites, and cockroaches, and a general insectary for all other insect colonies, such as bed bugs and stored product pests. Specialized spaces include a genetics/analytical lab and an autoclave. It also contains 2,800 sf of offices for the endowed chair, five principal investigators, research assistants, graduate students, and the correspondence course coordinator, as well as a conference room and a training room.

The insect rooms are clustered at one end of the building, with the offices on the other; the conference and training rooms are in the center, near the entrance.

The facility serves the College of Agriculture Life Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife research, teaching, and extension service programs. Their research centers around controlling insect pests that are detrimental to wooden structures and food, and which carry diseases.

The Rollins facility, in partnership with AgriLife Extension, provides research-based training to professional pest control practitioners. The entomology department offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as a bachelor of science degree in forensic and investigative sciences.

Project Data
Project Type: 
New Construction
Completion Date: 
May, 2015
Location: 
College Station, TX
Delivery Method: 
Design/Bid/Build, Single Bid
Project GSF: 
10,000
Construction Cost: 
$3,300,000USD
Building Descriptors: 
Conference Room
Education: Faculty Office
Laboratory
Laboratory: Research
Office: Researcher
Research
Training Room
Organizations
WHR Architects Inc.
Architect
Madison Construction
Builder
SSC Services
Owner's Project Manager
GarzaBury
MEP Engineer, Civil Engineer, and Surveyor
ASA Dally
Structural Engineer
TBG Partners
Landscape Architect
HVJ Associates
Geotechnical Engineer
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