Virginia Commonwealth University College of Health Professions Opens
RICHMOND, VA – In 2019, to mark its 50th anniversary, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has opened a new College of Health Professions building, designed by EYP Architecture & Engineering. Bringing all of the institution’s 11 units under one roof, from five different buildings across two campuses, will enable VCU students and faculty to collaborate in ways that have not been previously possible.
Designed for LEED Silver certification, the $87.3 million College of Health Professions building will increase the capacity to grow VCU’s high-demand programs and promote a culture of interprofessional practice that mirrors the future of health care delivery.
The 154,000-square-foot building, which includes a west-facing eight-story wing and a south-facing four-story wing, is equipped with learning laboratories designed for patient simulation and diagnostic technology. Each of the eight floors features formal and informal spaces designed to promote interprofessional education and collaboration among the health professions specialties. Flexible classrooms have been designed for student engagement and distance-learning opportunities.