Texas A&M University, Multi-Species Research Facility

Project Description

Location:  College Station, TX

35,000 SF

Utilities layout, site grading, site drainage, site detention

WGA provided civil engineering consulting for this 35,000-SF Multi-Species Research Facility (MSRF). Located on 3.5 acres of the University campus, WGA’s responsibilities included utilities layout, site grading, site drainage, and site detention. Designed for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences to meet the critical need for canine and other large animal health and treatment research, the facility can house up to 160 dogs as well as a variety of other smaller (non-rodent) species. Facility features include: laboratory, imaging, treatment and surgical rooms, birthing rooms, offices, indoor/outdoor dog kennels and individual dog runs.

In an effort to conserve financial and environmental resources, WGA employed a variety of low-impact development design techniques. Site drainage at the facility was designed using swales to collect and convey stormwater runoff to detention ponds. Concrete storm pipes were reserved only for use within culverts underneath the street and outfall pipes.

WGA worked diligently to ensure that design and construction specifications not only complied with the Campus Mater Plan, but also accounted for future campus growth. The firm designed the detention basins to detain for proposed future development planned for adjacent construction near the MSRF. The driveway to the facility was also designed in a manner to allow for future expansion of the Veterinary facility; the driveway tees off of the main trunk line which allows for expansion to the south and better future traffic flow.

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