Centralized Research Services Facility, UCSD
La Jolla, California
Architect: HDR Architecture
40,500 gross square feet of support space for the Animal Care Program, Animal Welfare Program, Health Sciences staff and other campus research support units. This new facility consolidates existing animal cage wash service and sanitation operations that currently exist in several research buildings throughout the School of Medicine. The centralized facility eliminates redundancy and reduces use of natural resources, and also allows for conversion of existing and planned research space to direct research uses. It has been estimated that the project has the potential for an estimated annual savings of 18.5 million gallons of water, 24.2 million pounds of steam, and 560,000 kilowatts/hr of electricity.