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Kentland Farm Exterior Rendering

Kentland Farm Exterior Rendering
Kentland Farm Exterior Rendering
Metabolic Research Laboratory rendering.
Metabolic Research Laboratory rendering.

The project includes the construction of three new agricultural buildings which will support Department of Dairy Science research and instruction within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The new buildings include:

Metabolic Research Laboratory (MRL)

  • 11,330 gross-square-feet
  • 2-story building

Features:

  • Four (4) total animal labs with two (2) Biosafety Level 2 labs for infectious disease control.
  • Each lab holds six (6) cattle in custom stainless steel stalls that adjust to the specific size of each cow.
  • Manure collection and management for each lab space. Manure from BSL2 labs is used to determine animal health and is decontaminated prior to land application.
  • Building is constructed with heavy-duty insulated concrete walls that are left uncoated to prevent damage from cattle handling. Mechanical system allows lab spaces to be heated 75 degrees Fahrenheit above outdoor temperature.

Applied Reproduction Facility (APR)

  • 4,978 gross-square-feet 
  • Will provide student instruction and experience in bovine palpation.

Bovine Extension, Teaching and Research Faility (BETR)

  • 10,277 gross-square-feet
  • Will provide classrooms, labatory, and animal holding space, supporting hands-on animal science instruction and research. It will also house extension activities.

Construction status
Under construction - all projects

Virginia Tech project manager
Paul O'Keef

A/E
Spectrum Design P.C.

Contractors
MRL: Charles Perry Partners, Inc.
APR: Snyder & Associates
BETR: Charles Perry Partners, Inc.

Project completion
Estimated fall 2020

Media
Mark Owczarski

April 2020

MRL progress - December 2019

Metabolic Research Laboratory (MRL) progress - December 2019
MRL progress - December 2019

MRL progress - spring 2020. right side elevation, prior to the prefabricated metal finish being installed with treatment tank containment in the foreground.

MRL progress - spring 2020. Right side elevation, prior to the prefabricated metal finish being installed with treatment tank containment in the foreground.
MRL progress - spring 2020
APR Progress
APR progress - late spring 2020

MRL progress - February 2020

Metabolic Research Laboratory (MRL) progress - February 2020
MRL progress - February 2020

BETR - The image captures the nearly completed Arena erection, between the Judging pavilion and the Campbell Arena.

BETR progress - The image captures the nearly completed Arena erection, between the Judging pavilion and the Campbell Arena.
BETR progress - spring 2020

Concept images and renderings