The new 99,568-sq-ft Education Research Building at Eastern Virginia Medical School houses educational and translational research spaces such as core labs, a clinical skills center, lecture halls, classrooms and offices. Virtual-reality rooms let students operate on mannequins while avatar doctors instruct. The project also included 42,853 sq ft of renovations to two older facilities, adding a library and revamping an existing vivarium. The team removed and replaced the brick veneers on the existing buildings down to the foundations and added modern air barriers and damp-proofing materials. Although the scope included three concurrent projects with team members located in three different states, the team was able to finish seven months ahead of the original schedule.
EVMS Education Research Building Norfolk, Va.
General Contractor: W. M. Jordan Co., Newport News, Va.
Owner: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Va.
Owner's Representative: Harvey Lindsey Development Group, Norfolk, Va.
Lead Design: Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Co., Norfolk, Va.
Structural Engineer: McPherson & Associates, Norfolk, Va.
Submitted by: W. M. Jordan Co.