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Virginia Tech has selected Skanska to build its new $69.6-million undergraduate science laboratory building..

HokieBird Taps Skanska to Construct $70M Undergrad Science Lab Building

Virginia Tech has selected Skanska to build its new $69.6-million undergraduate science laboratory building.

The four-story, 102,000-square-foot building on the main campus in Blacksburg, VA will house nearly 30 wet, dry and specialty laboratories designed to be flexible and adaptable to current and future instructional needs for the university’s colleges of science, engineering, natural resources and environment and agriculture and life sciences. Graduate teaching assistant workspaces, classrooms, collaboration spots, offices, informal study areas, and 24/7 student space will also be incorporated.

“Virginia Tech’s new science building will enhance the educational experience of the students, faculty and staff at the school and accommodate the mounting demand for STEM-H degrees,” said Greg Peele, EVP responsible for Skanska’s NC and VA building operations. “This building support’s the university’s strategic goal to address the challenges and opportunities presented by the changing landscape of higher education.”

The project will begin in April 2022 and be completed by April 2024.


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