November 17, 2017
The Midwestern University Equine and Bovine Center, one of three veterinary facilities that make up the University's Animal Health Institute, has been recognized with an Award of Merit by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine.
The Award of Merit was noted in the October 30 issue of ENR in the category of Best Projects: Higher Education/Research.
The 70,000-square-foot Equine and Bovine Center (EBC) is a teaching, research, and diagnostic facility staffed by licensed faculty and third- and fourth-year students from Midwestern's College of Veterinary Medicine. The EBC can accommodate approximately 20 horses, 20 cows, and other large animals. The ENR award summary specifically noted the EBC's "innovative and efficient use of passive climate controls" that help regulate the animals' environment in a desert climate, as well as the facility's advanced technology and accessibility to students for teaching purposes.
The Equine and Bovine Center, along with the Companion Animal Clinic and the Diagnostic Pathology Center, represent a complete resource for training future veterinarians and providing veterinary healthcare onsite and in the community. DWL Architects + Planners, Inc., designed the facilities, and Chanen Construction Company served as the general contractor for the buildings. GBtwo Landscape Architecture, Inc., provided landscape design for the University. Engineering services were provided by DRW Engineering, KPFF Consulting Engineers, and LSW Engineers.