Design Tour: Oakland Zoo Veterinary Hospital

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Oakland Zoo Veterinary Hospital
(ticket holders will be provided location and parking details)
Tickets $15
Space is limited and tickets will be raffled out to interested members of AIA East Bay.

1.5 CES LUs

20 AIA East Bay Chapter members will be drawn at random to attend the July 30, 2014 Oakland Zoo Veterinary Hospital Tour at 5pm. All chapter members are encouraged to enter–entries must be received by 4pm Monday, July 21st.

Five alternate members will be selected in case of family emergency, illness, etc., however, please do not enter the raffle if you are not certain you will be able to attend. Tickets are not transferrable.

The cost to attend is $15; we will contact selected members for payment after the drawing.

About the Veterinary Hospital:

The Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo urgently needed to replace its 1960s-era veterinary hospital with a facility that could accommodate state-of-the-art technology and increased capacity. Noll & Tam Architects’ design of the new 17,000-square-foot Veterinary Hospital expands the Zoo’s animal care, research, and training programs. The building recently received LEED Gold certification, the first facility of its kind in the state of California to do so. Sustainable features include solar panels, extensive daylighting, renewable and recycled content materials, water conservation, in-slab radiant heating, and an electric vehicle charging station.

We are very pleased to have this special design tour led by Noll & Tam Architects’ team: Janet Tam, AIA; Jason Barish, Assoc. AIA, Job Captain; and Alyson Yarus, Project Manager.

Quick facts about the Oakland Zoo Veterinary Hospital:

Completed 2012

17,000-square-foot building

  • The first LEED certified building of its kind in California – LEED Gold achieved!
  • Serves the 640 animals of the Zoo, from the smallest amphibian to the largest mammal
  • Includes latest high-tech equipment for X-rays, radiology, blood tests, necropsies, etc.
  • Additional space and resources means the Zoo can involve more students studying veterinary medicine in daily operations

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this tour, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identity at least three sustainable features contributing to its LEED Gold certification.
  2. Explain two issues specific to the design of a veterinary hospital.
  3. Identity different methods used in the animal care and research program areas.
  4. State at least three materials used throughout the hospital.

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