VCU is getting ready to begin construction of a $92 million addition to the School of Engineering’s East Hall building at Cary and Belvidere. The project is part of the university’s 2020 Master Site Plan.
Associate Dean Franklin Bost said construction of the 133,000 square foot engineering research building will start in the spring with opening expected in 2020. “There are three floors of research labs for mechanical engineering, bio-medical engineering, and also computer science. The bottom floor is for economic development which includes our career services and outreach, internships and co-op programs.”
Bost pointed out that the school’s strategic plan, over the past five years, has brought a new energy. “For student education, advancing our research, and economic development for the Commonwealth with also an eye on our global responsibility as citizens.”