GH Phipps, CSU break ground on ‘Bug Lab’ in Fort Collins

Colorado State University’s “Bug Lab” is a 41,000-sf research facility.

GH Phipps recently broke ground on Colorado State University’s Center for VectorBorne Infectious Diseases, fondly referred to by the team as the “Bug Lab.”

The new $22 million, 41,000-square-foot research facility will house the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology at CSU and will provide BSL-2 laboratory space and Insectary Space for arthropod-borne and infectious disease research as well as office and support space. The GH Phipps team will be working closely with CSU’s P3 partner, Tetrad Property Group (owner’s representative) on the project, along with the design team from Merrick and Co. and architect BSA Lifestructures.

CVID is the culmination of more than 35 years of hard work, research and teaching. Since the establishment of AIDL (Arthropod-borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory) at CSU, a broadly based, interactive, multidisciplinary research and training unit, these scientists and researchers have been making a difference across the world in researching, diagnosing and treating infectious borne diseases.

Published in the Aug. 21-Sept. 3, 2019, issue of CREJ.

Kris Oppermann Stern is publisher and editor of Building Dialogue, a Colorado Real Estate Journal publication, and editor of CREJ's construction, design, and engineering section, including news and bylined articles. Building Dialogue is a quarterly, four-color magazine that caters specifically to the AEC industry, including features on projects and people, as well as covering trends…