Architect: OPN Architects, Inc.
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica was the first animal health fi rm at the Iowa State University Research Park and reportedly chose the location because of its proximity to Iowa State University, the National Animal Disease Center and the National Veterinary Services Laboratories, all in Ames. So, in the fall of 2014, when BIVI set out to expand their research and development operations, it made sense for them to remain at the Park. This Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica North American Animal Health Research and Development Center project included construction of a 52,100 sq. ft. two-story building that houses laboratories, private offices, open work spaces and conference rooms. Though laboratory casing delays and inclement weather initially threatened to stall the project, it was completed in 14 months as planned. Working with BIVI on the optimal move-in date, Story completed work on the cutting edge facility in late January 2016, allowing BIVI employees to begin the transition to their new space shortly thereafter. Commenting on both the results and the process, Mike Roof, PhD, Executive Director of Bio R&D/Global Segment Head, says, “The facility delivers 100% of what we wanted and need to be world-class in our efforts. [The Story] team did a simply amazing job of communication, planning and allowing the integration of our user group into the process. Managing the BI requirements, the ISU interface and the multiple contractors was well done.”