CLIENT: Memorial University of Newfoundland
LOCATION: St. John’s, NL
Year Completed: 2020
Architect: NXL Architects
Constructed for the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) the new Animal Resource Center (ARC) will house research personnel in the fields of Biomedical Science, Psychology, Biotechnology & Neuroscience. The new building is a state-of-the-art piece of infrastructure for the university, and will replace aging facilities within the Health Sciences Center.
The new vivarium accommodates researchers from across the campus in a collaborative, efficient and inspiring work space. The multi-species facility can accommodate mice, rats, swine, fish, and woodchucks. Areas include rodent production and housing, small and large animal surgery, physiological testing, behavioral testing in an Animal Containment Level 2 environment, as well as all related support and administration areas.