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Undergraduate Science Laboratories New Construction and Renovations

Undergraduate Science Laboratory Exterior Rendering Post-Project completion
Exterior rendering of Undergraduate Science Laboratory project.

To meet demand for laboratory instruction, the university has developed a two-pronged strategy that includes new construction to add space and renovations to repurpose underutilized spaces. Renovations will provide space to meet the immediate impacts of enrollment growth and the demand for laboratory courses until the new building is available. In the long term, the renovations will serve to fully accommodate expected demand for laboratory course sections through 2023 and beyond.

The renovations updated seven laboratory spaces in Derring Hall and one laboratory in Hahn Hall. These laboratories will expand space to meet growing demand for College of Science course sections in biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and microbiology.

Renovations Phase - Project Details:

Gross square feet (GSF)
Renovations: 20,721 GSF
New construction: 423 GSF

Project timeline
Renovations: Complete

Virginia Tech project manager
Chris Carwile

Construction manager
Thor Construction

Architectural/Engineering (A/E)

New Construction Phase - Project Details:

Gross square feet (GSF)
New construction: 102,366 GSF

Project timeline

Project status
Working drawings

Architectural/Engineering (A/E)



Project manager, project inquiries: Kyle White

Media: Mark Owczarski


Interior rendering of the Undergraduate Science Laboratories project.
Interior rendering of the Undergraduate Science Laboratories project.