The University of Memphis is planning to construct the $41 million STEM Research and Classroom Building to provide leading-edge environments for programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Designed by A2H & SmithGroup, the collaborative 65,000-sf facility will feature labs for advanced manufacturing, biomaterials, cybersecurity, data science, and earthquake engineering. The project will also include instructional venues, a research lab for the Institute for Intelligent Systems, and areas for student design projects and competitions. The existing engineering building will be renovated and connected to the new structure by a walkway. Groundbreaking is expected by early 2022 with occupancy slated for mid-2023.