On May 22, 2017 construction crews will begin razing Thomas Hall and Monteith Hall, signaling the nearing completion of the major redesign of the Upper Quad.

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The Upper Quad precinct is home to several academic and administrative buildings and functions as the heart of operations for the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. It has been under construction since 2013 when Rasche and Brodie halls were demolished as part of a multi-faceted project to build two new state-of-the-art residence halls to house more than 1,100 cadets.

  • Rasche Hall was replaced in 2015 with the opening of Pearson Hall
  • Brodie Hall’s replacement, New Cadet Hall, is under construction and expected to open in August at the start of the 2017-18 academic year.

Thomas Hall is currently home to more than 350 male students. Monteith Hall, a co-ed residence hall, is home to 202 residents. Monteith Hall's first two floors serve as cadet housing and the top two floors are civilian housing. Both buildings were built in 1949 and renovated in the early 1970s.

The entire Upper Quad renovation is estimated at $91 million. 

Also as part of the project, Lane Hall, a symbol of the university’s early history and the corps’ proud traditions, has been preserved and placed on the National Registry of Historic Sites.

Building Number
Rasche (now Pearson Hall) - 0002; Brodie - 0003

Gross Square Footage
210,000 GSF

Virginia Tech Project Manager
Aaron Curfiss

Construction manager
Barton Malow Company

Clark Nexson

Project Budget

Construction Status
Project is in construction

Project Completion
Spring 2017

Leed Certification
Silver (anticipated)


For additional information contact Aaron Curfiss at 540-449-9148.

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