Virginia Commonwealth University is planning to build a $121 million facility in Richmond to accommodate programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Located on the Monroe Park Campus, the six-story, 168,000-sf teaching and research facility will provide wet and dry labs for programs in chemistry, biology, physics, psychology and kinesiology. The building will also house an innovative facility for math instruction called the Math Exchange, the Science Learning Center, flexible classrooms, two large-capacity instructional rooms, and offices for the College of Humanities and Sciences. The project is being designed by Ballinger and Quinn Evans Architects to promote experiential and collaborative learning. The general contractor for the facility is Hourigan Construction. Site work is expected to begin in mid-2020.