C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute

This project proposes a new 116,194 gsf C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute and is approximately 48,550 gsf of related animal care facilities, to be built at the Colorado State University Veterinary Medical Center campus. The C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute will provide state-of-the-art facilities for both research and teaching in areas such as stem cells, engineered tissues and organs, regenerative therapies and biological therapies. Three associated animal holding buildings are part of this project: a research horse barn, a sheep barn and a lab animal facility for smaller animals. Estimated cost for this building is approximately $65M. The three animal holding buildings and replacement of facilities that need to be deconstructed for this project are estimated to cost from $19.8M. Funding will come from a combination of university cash, donor funds and state COP funds associated with the National Western Center. CSU’s involvement at the National Western Center (NWC) is a vital component of continued growth in agricultural innovation, creating research and development opportunities, showcasing Colorado’s innovation economy on both the national and international stage, and creating public-private partnerships with major industries to advance STEM disciplines. This facility is a critical piece of a larger strategy to make in-depth science exploration available to diverse students. Students whose interest is sparked by visiting the National Western Center in Denver could have the opportunity to continue their education with at CSU’s Fort Collins campus. In this way the NWC’s programming and facilities become a pathway for engaging diverse students and exciting their passion for STEM subjects.