Integral to Virginia Tech’s strategic growth plan, Hitt Hall and the New Dining Facility will be at the epicenter of a new group of facilities in the North Academic District of campus. The approximately 100,000 gross-square-foot building will span three floors and will include cutting-edge innovation and discovery spaces for the Myers-Lawson School of Construction (MLSoC), a 600-seat full service dining facility and flexible general assignment classrooms.
The facility will include a high-bay material testing/build lab, technology-heavy classrooms, and faculty spaces as well as all supporting functions associated with a large, multi-floor dining facility with a variety of in-house dining venues. The surrounding exterior plaza, referred to as the Innovation Plaza, will provide outdoor teaching space, demonstration areas for the MLSoC, and outdoor seating for dining.
The project is currently in design with construction anticipated to begin in 2021. The building will be located off of West Campus Drive on site between the existing New Classroom Building, Derring Hall, and Bishop-Favrao Hall.
Gross Square Footage (GSF)
New construction: 100,000 GSF
Lord Aeck Sargent
Tentative start date
Virginia Tech project manager