New York State Department of Health

Wadsworth Laboratory

Project Description

WorkingBuildings provided programming and commissioning services for the multi-campus Wadsworth Center. Based on recommendations by WorkingBuildings, extensive renovations were performed on the small animal research facility, which enabled the Center to continue operations. However, the condition of the building did not permit the operation of laboratories to assist the Wadsworth Center with biocontainment surge capacity for crisis management and enhance their capabilities to meet emerging infectious disease threats. The new building provides the space required for the diagnosis and investigations of various animal diseases of public health interest including (but not limited to): Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), West Nile Virus (WNV), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis (VEE), Japanese Equine Encephalitis (JEE), St. Louis Encephalitis, Extreme Multi-Drug Resistant TB (xMDR TB), and Rift Valley Fever (RVF).


Location: New York

Size: 10,000 SF

Status: Complete

Services: Programming, Commissioning, Equipment Planning, Security Design, Risk Analysis, Threat Analysis, GAP Analysis for SOP, Compliance Review for Select Agents

Features: Fume Hoods, Biosafety Cabinets, BSL/ABSL 3 Laboratory, and Sallyport