Virginia Tech Breaks Ground on Hitt Hall

Published 2-16-2022
  • Virginia Tech - Hitt Hall
  • Virginia Tech - Hitt Hall
  • Virginia Tech - Hitt Hall
  • Virginia Tech - Hitt Hall

    Courtesy of Cooper Carry and Virginia Tech.

  • Virginia Tech - Hitt Hall

    Courtesy of Cooper Carry and Virginia Tech.

  • Virginia Tech - Hitt Hall

    Courtesy of Cooper Carry and Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech broke ground in February of 2022 on the $85 million Hitt Hall in Blacksburg. Providing an expanded physical presence for the Myers-Lawson School of Construction, the 100,000-gsf facility will enhance interdisciplinary synergies between the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the College of Engineering. Accelerating the development and deployment of new building technologies, the structure will feature the two-story Innovation Lab where students can work on large-scale projects, with the surrounding Innovation Plaza offering additional capacity for outdoor instruction and demonstrations. The facility will include flexible general-assignment classrooms, open collaboration areas, two terraces, and a 600-seat dining hall with nine distinct venues.

Slated to attain a minimum of LEED Silver sustainable design certification, Hitt Hall will incorporate a sophisticated HVAC system, a robust building envelope, and highly efficient plumbing fixtures. The project team includes architectural and engineering firm Cooper Carry and construction manager W. M. Jordan Company. Completion is expected in spring of 2024.

Related Organizations
Architect and Engineer
Cooper Carry, Inc.
Construction Manager
W.M. Jordan Company