Vivarium Design Services

Drawing upon decades of vivarium design, engineering analysis, budget management, installation and service experience, the Vivarium Design Services department (VDS) provides Allentown customers with invaluable insights necessary to make educated facility design decisions, plus our renowned service and support capabilities to ensure the highest performance of all Allentown solutions.

  • Free unlimited access to specialized research housing specialists
  • Decades of experience designing, installing and servicing animal housing
  • Facility Integrated Airflow Solutions (FIAS) design, installation and service
  • World renowned Allentown support
  • Staff education and training

What We Can Do for You

Give us your animal housing vision and we'll provide you with options, insights and solutions, all as a service to our customers, and all at no cost. The Allentown VDS team employs cutting edge Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools like Revit and AutoCAD to create interactive, 3D room configurations and detailed equipment and animal capacity projections that permit research facilities to visualize their projects from new and improved vantage points.

The VDS team has the experience, the tools, and most importantly the knowledge to provide this type of support to any and all research facilities across the globe!

VDS Knowledge Base

BIM Tools

Revit and AutoCAD Blocks for Key Housing Solutions

Revit® building design software is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), empowering design and construction professionals to bring ideas from concept to construction with a coordinated and consistent model-based approach. Armed with Revit and AutoCAD blocks for all of Allentown's key products, lab planners and A&Es can easily and effectively incorporate our industry leading housing solutions into all vivarium projects.

Revit and AutoCAD Library

Facility Integrated Airflow Solutions

Allentown's Airflow Experts Can Help

No one has more experience than Allentown in planning, designing, installing, and maintaining facility-level airflow solutions for the LAS industry. Learn about our Facility Integrated Airflow Solutions (FIAS) here, but make sure to visit the Vivarium Design Services section of our website for more information on how Allentown's airflow experts can partner with customers, free of charge, to help create the most efficient holding rooms for your personnel and your research.

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VDS Knowledge Base

What does "vivarium design" mean, and why is it important?

How can Allentown help me in planning my Vivarium?

Is there a cost for Allentown's Vivarium Design Services?

What is a floor plan?

What is an elevation?

What is an equipment schedule?

What ceiling heights should I have?

What corridor widths should I have?

What door dimensions should I have?

Where do I locate my electrical receptacles?

Where do I locate auto-watering?

Where should I locate my rack exhaust connections in the ceiling?

How much space should there be in between IVC racks?

Which Allentown products require special attention as it relates to building planning?


The difference is in the details. Take a closer look.

With more than 50 years worth of experience and expertise in design, engineering and manufacturing, Allentown solutions are not only crafted to perfection, they are also meticulously documented to provide users with all of the information needed to maximize their value. Take a closer look by downloading the data sheet.

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