State of South Dakota - Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Laboratory

State of South Dakota - Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Laboratory

In fall of 2015, The Clark Enersen Partners was selected to lead the programming, design, and documentation services to update the state veterinary diagnostic laboratory serving South Dakota. Known as the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL), it is located on the campus of South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings and was last updated in 1993. The scope of the project is to expand and modernize the current facility and associated research space, while providing added capability to deal with suspected select agents and pathogens. The project included an 81,000-gross-square-foot addition housing all new diagnostic laboratories and necropsy space, including a new BSL-3 laboratory, a BSL-2 enhanced containment necropsy floor, and an incinerator for disposal of hazardous waste. The existing diagnostic facility is currently being renovated to expand research functions associated with the institutional mission and provide additional educational space for partnering with regional veterinary schools in the Midwest.

After completion of the initial program, The Clark Enersen Partners assisted SDSU and the South Dakota Animal Industry Board with fundraising and awareness campaigns spanning two successive terms of the state legislature. Funding was granted and the new facility was recently completed in November 2019 at which time a 10-month renovation of the existing 55,000-gross-square-foot facility commenced. All construction work associated with the project will be delivered at a cost of approximately $52 million with an overall project budget of approximately $65 million. The Clark Enersen Partners was the lead firm providing all design services in architecture, laboratory planning, structural engineering, landscape architecture, interior design, civil engineering, and construction administration services.