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A Hub for Kansas' Animal Health Corridor

Kansas State University Olathe Innovation Campus
Olathe, Kansas, USA

“This world-class facility will help Kansas attract the brightest academic minds and the best innovative businesses to the Animal Health Corridor.”

Pat George
Secretary of Commerce, Kansas

The team designed this institute to support Kansas State University’s efforts to become one of the nation’s best animal health and food safety research centers.

K-State developed the new Olathe Innovation Campus as a hub for top educators, scientists, students and entrepreneurs seeking to lead advances in animal health, food safety and security.

Through an integrated design-build selection process, the university selected the HOK-Weitz Company team to create a campus master plan and build the first phase, the 108,000-sq.-ft. International Animal Health and Food Safety Institute.

The campus master plan connects user groups and promotes K-State’s visibility in the fast-growing area of bioscience. Supporting the idea that healthy ecologies sustain healthy individuals, HOK’s plan integrates the natural and built environment. Drawing on existing landscape features gives the campus a strong sense of place.

With its double-volume glass lobby, juxtaposition of raw materials and impressive water feature, the institute serves as an iconic entry to the campus. Punched openings in the curtain wall help bring natural light deep inside the space.

The building includes laboratories, classrooms, one of the area’s largest teaching kitchens, a 125-person auditorium, a public bistro and conference rooms. One-third of the building is made up of state-of-the-art labs available for private enterprises that want to collaborate with K-State researchers and students.

The architects, engineers and construction teams collaborated on a single building information model (BIM) throughout the design and construction process.


LEED Silver


108,000 sq. ft. / 10,030 sq. m.
38 acres / 15 hectares


Facility Programming
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Master Planning



1 June 2012
“K-State Olathe Innovation Campus Receives LEED Silver” 
Building Design + Construction