University Texas Medical Branch - Research Facilities Expansion Buildings 17 & 21
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The Research Facility Expansion project consisted of two separate buildings for The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Buildings 17 and 21. Building 17 is a freestanding 5-story 90,200 SF laboratory research building. The program for this building called for an entire floor designated as a small animal barrier facility. Other floors are designed as animal support facilities plus generic laboratories, with support spaces and offices for principal investigators, post-doctorate and graduate students. One floor is devoted to small animal behavioral studies to better research addictive human behaviors. This building has two separate connector links to two existing buildings – a three-story research building and a two-story building containing vivarium offices, animal holding and research.
Building 21 is an existing three-story building, formerly the Physical Plant Building. The building was vacated and a new four-story wing was added to the south of the building. A fourth story was added on top of the existing building, which expands the current building from 36,000 SF to a total of 95,000 SF. These new and renovated buildings are used for housing a large animal vivarium on the first floor, and large animal surgical unit and ICU on the second floor. The third and fourth floors house surgery, anesthesiology and gastroenterology areas.