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Animal science building

Berry College has experienced a renaissance in the sciences in the dozen years since the McAllister Hall science center was constructed. Now we are planning a major new building connecting to McAllister Hall that will serve as a home for animal science, providing top-notch facilities for a signature Berry program and expanding the resources available to all science students. Like the rest of McAllister Hall, this new structure will be designed to promote student/faculty interaction. It also will help facilitate Berry’s development of a distinctive emphasis on “one health,” an emerging area of scientific study involving researchers in biology, biochemistry and animal science that seeks to control the spread of disease in both animals and humans. The new building will include:

What's planned:

Estimated 23,000 square-foot structure that connects to the west side of McAllister Hall


  • Two “Technology Enabled Active Learning” classrooms 
  • One lecture-style classroom

      Teaching labs:

      • General animal science bench laboratory
      • Nutrition and physiology bench laboratory
      • Microbiology lab
      • Easy-to-clean “flex lab” for dissection and necropsy

          Research labs:

          • Large shared laboratory for use by all faculty members and their student assistants
          • Three small labs assigned to faculty members as needed for special research projects

              Office spaces:

              • Offices for 10 faculty members, the office manager, and the director of agriculture operations and sustainability
              • Work spaces for 10 or more students

              The facility will also include a common area for interaction among faculty, staff and students.

                Project details and renderings are tentative. Check back often for updates.