Three Virginia Tech buildings receive awards
Three of Virginia Tech’s recently completed construction projects were recognized in the American School and University 2013 Architectural Portfolio for outstanding design.
Henderson Hall and the Theatre 101 addition designed by Moseley Architects of Virginia Beach; Kelly Hall designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners of New York, N.Y.; and Lavery Hall designed by Stantec of Washington, D.C., were selected by a jury of four experts from around the country.
The jury considered the following factors when they evaluated the buildings:
- Use of collaboration space;
- Use of adaptable and flexible space;
- Open and welcoming design, but with safety and security in mind;
- Design that facilitates learning and is able to respond to changing technology; and
- A connection between inside and outside spaces.
“We work very hard to ensure our buildings foster a supportive learning environment and provide superior research space, said Sherwood Wilson, vice president of administration. “It’s gratifying when our efforts are recognized.”
Since 2011, Virginia Tech has built or renovated 15 buildings on campus. In addition, the University Design and Construction Department is currently managing 11 major projects in various stages of design or construction. To date, seven campus buildings have received LEED certification under the U.S. Green Building Council green building rating system.
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.