University of Georgia
Poultry Science Complex
A world-class poultry science facility
Georgia leads the nation in poultry production, and the poultry science program at the state's flagship university, the University of Georgia, needed a new home. Flad has designed a state-of-the-art, dedicated teaching and research facility to help the University of Georgia's Department of Poultry Science continue to grow, recruit, develop, and retain talented faculty and students. "We are elated for this facility to be a driver for developing new leaders in the poultry sector and its supporting entities, as well as a place to foster collaboration and innovation across disciplines to address the evermore complex questions facing the poultry sector," said Todd Applegate, head of the poultry science department.
Designed to enhance and expand the quality of instruction and research at one of the nation's top-ranked poultry science programs, the new complex will continue the growth and development of the department's faculty, students, and instructional programs, providing flexibility to accommodate evolving teaching methods and research activities into the future. The estimated 75,000-gross-square-foot, $54.1 million project will include new classrooms, instructional laboratories, research laboratories, laboratory support spaces, and administrative office spaces.
"This facility is going to impact the way that poultry science is taught and researched not only here at UGA but also on the national and international stage," said Nick Place, dean and director of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. In addition to providing full architectural services for the project, Flad completed the initial feasibility study and site assessment, and the design team conducted extensive interviews over approximately 18 months to gain a full understanding of stakeholders' needs.
Construction will begin in the spring of 2022 and completion is set for fall 2023. The complex will replace a 1960s-era facility that will undergo extensive renovations in the future.