Grand Opening: C. Wayne Mcllwraith Transitional Medicine Institute at CSU

FORT COLLINS – The C. Wayne Mcllwraith Transitional Medicine Institute at Colorado State University (CSU) celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the facility on May 6. Design-Builder JE Dunn Construction, partnered with architectural and engineering firm The Clark Enerson Partners for this project.

This project is the first public-private partnership development project for CSU and  is the first phase of a long-term development plan for CSU’s south campus, which is being managed by Tetrad Property Group.

“There’s no doubt that Wayne McIlwraith has an extraordinary skillset as an equine surgeon. There’s also no doubt that he had a vision that the rest of us didn’t initially see, and he pulled together an amazing team of people to help bring that to fruition,” said Tony Frank, president and chancellor of Colorado State University. “And I think what will happen here is what always happens when you take the right people and you put them together at the right place, in a facility like this one, and catalyze that reaction with incredible curiosity and relentless focus on excellence and the outcome of putting those ingredients in that reaction vessel and the right catalyst will be new discoveries that really will change this world.”

The new 130,000-square-foot building and 22,000-square-foot horse barn are located on the south campus of the university. The building houses equine and small animal surgery suites, a large surgical skills and contemporary research laboratories, research and innovation spaces, learning and training areas, lecture hall, as well as a three-story atrium that spans the entire length of the building and provides visual connectivity to many of the interior spaces that comprise the building. The Transitional Medicine Institute is on track for LEED Silver Certification.

“I’m endlessly proud and humbled to be standing today in front of you all.” Said Dr. Wayne McIlwraith, director of Orthopaedic Research Center at Colorado State University. “As I look at the future I know that TMI will be the home of our future leaders in science and medicine and tomorrow’s medical breakthroughs. We have a fantastic building, people, and environment to carry this program to new heights with doing new and better things for our veterinary and human patients.”

Photo courtesy of JE Dunn

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