Construction of CSU Bug Lab Now Complete

GH Phipps has successfully completed Colorado State University’s new Center for Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases (CVID), fondly referred to by the team as the “Bug Lab.”

Laboratory space

The new $22 million, 41,000-square-foot research facility broke ground in June, 2018 and officially opened October 15, 2020.

CVID is home to the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology at CSU and provides BSL-2 laboratory space and Insectary Space for arthropod-borne and infectious disease research as well as office and support space. The GH Phipps team worked closely with CSU’s P3 partner, Tetrad Property Group (owner’s representative) on the project, along with the design team from Merrick and Company and architect BSA Lifestructures.

CVID is the culmination of more than 35 years of hard work, research and teaching. Since the establishment of AIDL (Arthropod-borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory) at CSU, a broadly based, interactive, multi-disciplinary research and training unit, these scientists and researchers have been making a difference across the world in researching, diagnosing and treating infectious-borne diseases.

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