The University of Arkansas broke ground in April of 2022 on the Institute for Integrative & Innovative Research (I3R) in Fayetteville. Designed by HGA and Hufft, the $137.6 million facility will house five centers of excellence to drive discovery and commercialization in the overlapping fields of data science, food systems, materials science and engineering, integrative systems neuroscience, and metabolism bioscience and bioengineering. Spanning 141,000 sf, the interdisciplinary structure will offer core laboratories and instrumentation suites that will be used by researchers from across the university as well as industry partners. Expansive collaboration spaces on every level of the building will foster interaction and promote the development new solutions for human health, agriculture, technology, and manufacturing. Occupancy is expected in fall of 2024.