Creativity and Innovation District Living-Learning Program Residence Hall
Aug. 9, 2020 - VTx: Creativity and Innovation District Living-Learning Program ready to welcome students and faculty
Anchoring the initial development of the Creativity and Innovation District is a 232,000 gross-square-foot residential building. It is located next to the Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown between Kent and Otey streets.
The residence hall will, opening August 2021, will offer housing for approximately 600 students and a wide variety of academic, social, research, and collaboration spaces. The residence hall is intended for students enmeshed in the CID and designed around three living-learning communities (LLCs) for the arts and entrepreneurship — while also weaving in housing for varsity student-athletes.
Photos - August 2021
About the Creativity and Innovation District
The new Creativity and Innovation District (CID) on the eastern edge of campus will soon cultivate a community of creation and innovation. The district will make the most of existing programs and facilities already in the area, including:
Several of the buildings will retain their traditional functions while providing additional spaces that foster creativity and innovation. The Media Building and the Media Building Annex will be allocated to the district. University Relations personnel in those buildings are relocating to the University Gateway Center to accommodate the expansion.
Gallery: Residence Hall Construction Progress
- June 2021 - Collegiate Times: Hello Hokies: New Creativity and Innovation District comes to Virginia Tech
- September 2020 - VT News: Tim Baird named faculty principal for the Creativity and Innovation District Living-Learning Community
- June 2019 - VT News: A new meaning of 'home' for Hokies
- July 2019 - Virginia Tech Magazine: A Destination For Creativity And Innovation
- May 2019 - VT News: Construction projects abound this summer on Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus
- May 2019 - VMDO: Virginia Tech Creativity and Innovation District Living Learning Community
- November 2018 - Roanoke Times: Virginia Tech approves $105 million dorm to sit on former University Club site
- Virginia Tech Magazine: Creativity and Innovation District
Residence Hall Project Details
232,000 gross square feet
Design/build: Builder - WM Jordan; architect - Hanbury; criteria consultant architect - VMDO Architects P.C.
Sustainable features: Environmentally friendly building components include energy-efficient HVAC systems and windows, water-efficient plumbing, refillable water bottle stations, and building materials secured through sustainable procurement practices. The Creativity and Innovation District Living-Learning Community is on track to receive LEED Silver Certification.