The 14,000-square-foot Rice Rivers Center Research Facility will dramatically enhance researchers’ ability to conduct their work on-site and will facilitate new collaborations. Researcher teams will gain needed space and support facilities such as an environmental chemistry analysis laboratory and a geospatial data analysis laboratory. Meeting space also will be provided for idea-sharing and regular lectures by guest scientists and environmental managers. The single story building will provide space for VCU faculty and staff focused primarily on river and wetland research.
Project Status: Construction began Spring 2020
Location: Rice Rivers Center, Charles City County
Estimated Cost: $7.6 million
Where it is on the Six-Year Capital Plan: This project was listed in the 2018-2024 Six-Year Capital Plan (2018-2020 biennium)
Estimated Timeline: Opening late October 2021
Funding Source: Private donations
Primary Consultants: VIA Design (Architect), SRC, Inc (General Contractor)
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