The International Animal Health and Food Safety Institute at the K-State Olathe Innovation Campus recently received LEED Silver certification. The building provides classrooms, offices, laboratories, a teaching kitchen and instructional space.
The International Animal Health and Food Safety Institute was completed in March of 2011 and is the first campus building on the 38-acre site. The initial collaboration between Kansas State University, 360 Architecture, and The Weitz Company led to a successful construction process resulting in zero change orders and a sustainable facility that met K-State’s needs.
Other aspects of the design included a curtain wall and punched openings allowing natural light deep into the building, regional materials were used, which minimized the need for heavy hauling, and much of the final material included pre and post-consumer recycled content. Additionally, the surrounding landscape features a demonstration garden for use in the kitchen. +