There are two critical physical elements necessary to complete the site development of the VCU Rice Rivers Center: a state-of-the-art research building and an overnight lodging facility 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
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.
Of the $6.7 million estimated cost, funding is presently at $4.0 million. Please help us reach our goal in 2017!