Engineering Research Building

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA | Higher Education


Baskervill, Goody Clancy, Smith + McClane Architects


133,000 SF


2021 GRACRE Real Estate Award, Institutional Project

About the Project

A 133,000 SF four-story addition to the School of Engineering’s East Hall building, this new facility is a research and economic development hub for the engineering school. A first-floor atrium connects the building’s facilities and houses the school’s career services and a 9,000 SF Innovation Maker Facility. The top three floors house research labs for mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering and computer science. The building also has a vivarium, used for keeping and observing wildlife.

Dunbar has been a leader in the structural engineering practice for more than a generation. Their thoughtfulness and thoroughness are matched with an inventive approach to both the simplicity and complexity of structural design challenges.

Burt Pinnock, FAIA, NOMA Principal, Baskervill - Richmond, VA