Old Dominion University dedicated the $75.6 million Chemistry Building in April of 2021 in Norfolk, Va. Designed by SmithGroup and Moseley Architects, the four-story, 110,500-sf facility provides 24 research labs, 13 teaching labs, and a digital theater and planetarium that doubles as an instructional venue for advanced chemistry and biochemistry courses. Leveraging abundant external and internal glazing to put science on display, the collaborative building offers classrooms, active learning environments, tutoring rooms, administrative and faculty offices, and a high-field robotic NMR suite. W.M. Jordan Company began construction on the project in February of 2019.
Old Dominion University also celebrated the completion of Hugo A. Owens House, a $62.5 million residential facility accommodating 473 students. Designed by VMDO, the 158,000-sf living-learning community includes two classrooms, two project rooms, study areas, a commons, and a large multipurpose space. VHB was the civil engineer and landscape architect for both projects. Additionally, ground was broken in April of 2021 on the $74.9 million Health Sciences Building which will open in summer of 2023.