Ball State University is constructing the $87.5 million Foundational Sciences Building in Muncie, Ind. Supporting STEM programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the 205,000-sf facility will provide 28 teaching labs, 44 research labs, six classrooms, collaboration spaces, conference rooms, faculty offices, computer labs, an imaging suite, and a research library. The five-story interdisciplinary building was designed by RATIO Architects to offer optimal flexibility and adaptability to accommodate changing programmatic needs. The sustainably designed structure will also include numerous amenities to promote occupant comfort and wellbeing. Research Facilities Design (RFD) is the laboratory programming and design consultant for the project. Construction began on the building in summer of 2019 and completion is expected in June of 2021.