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Research facility
Weyanoke Lodge

An additional physical element is necessary to complete the site development of the VCU Rice Rivers Center: a state-of-the-art research building for scientists and students. Completing our development will expand the center’s research capabilities and further our work to address critical environmental issues. 

Research laboratory building

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A new research laboratory building will stand as the centerpiece of vibrant environmental research at the VCU Rice Rivers Center. This 14,000-square-foot laboratory and office space will dramatically enhance our 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 will be available for idea-sharing and regular lectures by guest scientists and environmental managers.

With the completion of a million-dollar challange grant from the Mary Morton Partson Foundation, we are now able to go into design and construction phase of the research complex. Construction is scheduled to begin spring 2020.