Colorado State University Research Innovation Center – Fort Collins, Colorado

General Contractor: GH Phipps Construction Companies

Engineer: Cator, Ruma & Associates, Co.

Architect: The FWA Architects

Completion Date: 2013

This 72,000 sqft., $53 million facility is the latest addition to Colorado State’s Infectious Disease Research Center. The center is the hub for university scientist and students to partner with businesses to develop new products to treat and diagnose infectious diseases. This 3-story buildings top floor serves as a biotechnology incubator, fostering start-up companies that will help translate university research into new products that address unmet medical needs. The laboratory provides the university with a safe place to research ways to protect the United State from bioterrorism and emerging diseases such as avian influenza. Features also include: -BSL2 labs for additional toxicology and pathogen research -BSL2, cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) production space for the pre-clinical testing, production, and eventual marketing of new therapeutics.