Florida State University broke ground in August of 2021 on the $88 million Interdisciplinary Research and Commercialization Building in Tallahassee, Fla. Designed by HGA as an 'idea factory' for materials science discovery, the 116,000-sf project will provide open labs, core facilities, and collaboration venues for up to 30 research teams. The highly flexible and adaptable structure will collocate investigators with expertise in biomedical engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, condensed matter physics, and device prototyping. Located in the Innovation Park corridor, the three-story building will include cleanrooms, imaging and characterization suites, conference rooms, and administrative offices. General contractor Whiting-Turner will begin construction on the facility in January of 2022 with occupancy expected in 2024.