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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:
    • mechanical, electrical, and plumbing upgrades within the new space.
    • new flooring, wall and ceiling finishes.
    • new double stacked lockers.
    • flexible design layout to accommodate changes in gender parity over time.
    • new toilet rooms and shower facilities, including single occupant and accessible.
    • personal health rooms.
    • storage space for medical scrubs.


  • Construction start: May 2019
  • Ready for occupancy: August 2019


  • $1,600,000 including a $160,000 contingency.
  • The source of funds for the project is a combination of the general fund and College of Veterinary Medicine and/or debt financing with debt repayment from the sources noted.