Groundbreaking for New Teaching and Research Building
Thursday, April 01, 2004
PHILADELPHIA -- Penn's School
of Veterinary Medicine breaks ground for its first new building in 25
years in Philadelphia on April 17, 2004. The four-story Teaching and
Research Building will be erected adjacent to the Veterinary School on
a lot bound by Baltimore, Woodland and University Avenues. Festivities
will commence at 4:30 p.m. in the School's Old Quadrangle Courtyard,
adjacent to the building site.
The building, designed by
Ballinger/Polshek Partnership Architects, will serve as the new
academic center of the School in Philadelphia. It will contain five
floors, including a vivarium in the basement, two floors of teaching
and library space, and two floors of research laboratories.
The estimated cost of the
Teaching and Research Building is approximately $54 million. More than
$47 million already has been raised from the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, other government sources, private foundations, and
individual donors. The School is moving ahead with its fund-raising
campaign to obtain the remaining $7 million by the summer of this
Teaching and Research Building Image
Credit: Ballinger/Polshek Partnership Architects
Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine is one of the world's premier veterinary schools. Founded in 1884, the School was built on the concept of Many Species, One Medicine. The birthplace of veterinary specialties, the School serves a distinctly diverse array of animal patients, from pets to horses to farm animals at our two campuses. In Philadelphia, on Penn's campus, are the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital for companion animals, as well as classrooms, laboratories and the School's administrative offices. The large-animal facility, New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, Pa., encompasses hospital facilities for the care of horses and food animals as well as diagnostic laboratories serving the agriculture industry. The School has successfully integrated scholarship and scientific discovery with all aspects of veterinary medical education.
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