The Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences outgrew their existing aviary structure at the Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center. In designing a new building, their primary need was preventing the spread of avian diseases while also having adequate teaching space, and a safe and comfortable environment for all the birds housed in the Center.

The new building has two separate spaces: one for healthy and one for unhealthy birds, each with isolated ventilations systems and all of the spaces have naturally lighting. There is a level-two biosafety lab (BSL2), quarantine space, a sick-ward, large classroom as well as room for future expansion. The aviary spaces have natural ventilation capabilities allowing the rooms to be open-air for most of the year, relying on artificial heating and cooling only in extreme weather of when an unhealthy flock requires isolation.