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Veterinary Medical Center - A-wing - alterations to second floor locker room

Project phase: Planning/Design

Project background

  • The College of Veterinary Medicine has been working to identify and address a number of facility-related improvements prior to its upcoming accreditation in the fall of 2019.
  • Accreditation standards for veterinary medicine have changed significantly since the last accreditation in 2012, including increased focus on compliance with bio-safety standards and addressing gender parity.
  • The student locker rooms on the second floor of the A-wing of the Veterinary Medical Center serve up to 250 students.
  • The locker rooms were originally constructed in 1966, with limited renovations to date, and are in need of significant upgrades.

Project scope

  • As planning begins, the project is anticipated to include a comprehensive renovation of the student locker rooms.
  • The scope is anticipated to include:
    • New plumbing
    • Drains and sanitary sewer
    • Limited HVAC modifications
    • New flooring
    • Wall and ceiling finishes
    • New double-stacked lockers
    • Flexible design layout to accommodate changes in gender parity over time including single occupant locker room and restrooms
    • Personal health space
    • ADA compliance  improvements


  • Construction start: TBD
  • Ready for occupancy: TBD


  • Based on cost experience for similar projects and current pricing information, the preliminary project cost estimate is $1,200,000 - $1,500,000. This estimate may change as the project and its scope are refined during the planning process.
  • The source of funds for the project is expected to be the general fund - capital renewal, general fund - facility reserve,and College of Veterinary Medicine or debt financing with debt repayment from the sources noted.