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The main campus of Virginia Tech is located in Blacksburg, Virginia; the central campus is roughly bordered by Prices Fork Road to the northwest, Plantation Drive to the west, Main Street to the east, and US Route 460 bypass to the south, although it also has several thousand acres beyond the central campus The Virginia Tech campus consists of 130 buildings on approximately 2,600 acres 11 km2

Contents

  • 1 National Capital Region and Branch Campus Centers
  • 2 Main Campus Academic buildings
    • 21 Agnew Hall
    • 22 Bishop-Favrao Hall
    • 23 Burchard Hall
    • 24 Cowgill Hall
    • 25 Davidson Hall
    • 26 Derring Hall
    • 27 Durham Hall
    • 28 Norris Hall
    • 29 Military Building
      • 291 Joseph F Ware, Jr Advanced Engineering Lab
    • 210 Other academic buildings
    • 211 Blacksburg Academic facilities
  • 3 Athletics buildings
    • 31 Lane Stadium
    • 32 Cassell Coliseum
    • 33 Other athletics facilities
  • 4 Residence halls
    • 41 Ambler Johnston Hall
    • 42 Hillcrest Hall
    • 43 Lee Hall
    • 44 Oak Lane Community
    • 45 Slusher Hall
    • 46 Other residence halls
    • 47 Living Learning Communities
    • 48 Residence Hall Federation
  • 5 Dining halls
    • 51 Dietrick Dining Center
    • 52 West End Market
    • 53 Owens Hall
    • 54 Turner Place
    • 55 Other dining facilities
  • 6 Miscellaneous buildings
    • 61 Burruss Hall
    • 62 G Burke Johnston Student Center
    • 63 Perry Street Parking Deck
    • 64 Power plant
    • 65 Other miscellaneous buildings
  • 7 Non-building campus landmarks
    • 71 Hokie Stone
    • 72 The Duck Pond
    • 73 Gargoyles
    • 74 April 16 Memorial
  • 8 See also
  • 9 References
  • 10 External links

National Capital Region and Branch Campus Centers

See also: Virginia Tech National Capital Region

Virginia Tech's presence in the National Capital Region is continually expanding Current locations include Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church, Leesburg, Manassas, and Middleburg The university also has several commonwealth branch campus centers: Hampton Roads Virginia Beach, Richmond, Roanoke, and the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon The university also owns the Center for European Studies and Architecture in Ticino, Switzerland

Main Campus Academic buildings

Burruss Hall, the main administration building and iconic symbol of the Virginia Tech Blacksburg campus Cowgill Hall with Burchard Hall in the foreground Norris Hall

Agnew Hall

Named after Ella Graham Agnew, the first woman to receive a field appointment from the US Department of Agriculture, Agnew Hall was constructed in 1940 The building is used primarily by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences In 2009, a $16  million renovation took place which added lab space to the first floor for the Department of Biological Systems Engineering Agnew Hall was originally constructed at a cost of $42,525

Bishop-Favrao Hall

Bishop-Favrao Hall is home to the Department of Building Construction, which is under the College of Architecture and Urban Studies CAUS, and the Myers-Lawson School of Construction Much of the building has its systems exposed so that students can see them and learn about the systems Bishop-Favrao was completed in December 2007 and is named after Richard Bishop and William Favrao, the Department of Building Construction's founder and department head until 1977

Burchard Hall

Constructed in 1998 and names after Charles Burchard, the founding dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies between 1964 and 1979, Burchard Hall provides studio space for students in the architecture and industrial design programs The building also provides office and classroom spaces as well as specialized studio space Burchard Hall is actually constructed underground and has four pyramidal skylights that illuminate the studio spaces below One can access Burchard Hall via either of the three access portals on the "roof", or through the ground-floor entrances Burchard Hall also has a walkway connecting it to the nearby Cowgill Hall

Cowgill Hall

Cowgill Hall, located on Perry Street, is the home of Virginia Tech's College of Architecture and Urban Studies It was named for Clinton Cowgill, who retired in 1956 after 28 years as the architecture department head

In 2006 Cowgill Hall was named the winner of the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects Test of Time Award This award is presented annually to a building that has served the same function for at least 25 years

Davidson Hall

Davidson Hall contains office space, teaching labs, and classrooms Originally constructed in 1928, additions to the structure were completed in 1933 and 1938; the structure was also renovated between 1964 and 1965 Named in honor of Robert James Davidson, the Dean of the Department of Applied Sciences, it was the department home for the Department of Chemistry Davidson was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a member of the Washington Academy of Science, a member of the American Chemical Society, and served as the President of the National Association of Official Agricultural Chemists, in 1903 Davidson was also a delegate to the International Congress of Applied Chemistry at London, in 1909

In 2012 a $31 million renovation of Davidson Hall broke ground When completed, Davidson Hall will have modern research laboratories, office space, new classrooms, and a 300-person auditorium As of May 2014, substantial completion was expected in May 2014

Derring Hall

Derring Hall, a five-story building, was constructed in 1969 and contains offices, classroom space, and laboratories for primarily the biological sciences and geosciences programs at Virginia Tech The building was named after Paul Neyron Derring, a popular administrator with the students, who was stricken blind at the age of thirteen Derring served on the State Commission for the Visually Handicapped and served on the Blacksburg Town Council

Durham Hall

Durham Hall, a $16 million project, opened in 1998 and was called "New Engineering Building", or "The NEB", until 2001 It was named in honor of Fred D Durham, co-founder of the Dover Corporation, a Fortune 500 manufacturing company located in New York City

Norris Hall

Norris Hall is a four-story 1 floor below grade Hokie Stone academic building located between Burruss and Holden Halls The two wings of the building, built in 1960 and 1962, encompass approximately 70,000 gross square feet and house the main office for the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, room 219, and used to house the Dean's Office for the College of Engineering, room 333, The building has been home to the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, room 223, for almost fifty years, and is named for Earl Bertram Norris, who served as dean of engineering for twenty-four years between 1928 and 1952

Norris Hall was also the location of the second shooting attack during the Virginia Tech shootings on April 16, 2007 The building was the site of 31 of the 33 fatalities including the gunman, and all 17 wounded faculty and students The building was closed for the rest of the 2007 spring semester, and reopened with access limited to faculty and students with legitimate business inside at remaining offices and laboratories on June 18, 2007 On December 20, 2007, it was announced that the second floor of Norris would be renovated and become home to the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention

On April 10, 2009, a ceremony was held to commemorate the reopening of the west wing of Norris Hall The area consists of six reconfigured rooms and laboratories and is home to the new Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention as well as the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics The renovation project was completed in March 2009 at a cost of approximately one million dollars; many goods and services were donated by individuals and contractors in support of the project As department head of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Dr Ishwar Puri played a leading role in the reoccupation of Norris Hall where his department is housed Among other roles, he spoke at the April 10 ceremony

Military Building

Originally constructed in 1936 and renovated in 1998, the Military Building is located on the Upper Quad It is the base of operations for the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad and home to the Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC programs It also houses the College of Engineering's Joseph F Ware, Jr Advanced Engineering Lab

Joseph F Ware, Jr Advanced Engineering Lab

Joseph F Ware, Jr Lane Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2015 The Drillfield looking towards Newman Library

Work began on the Joseph F Ware, Jr Advanced Engineering Lab Ware Lab in 1997, in a collaboration of Joseph F Ware, Jr, his wife Jennifer "Jenna" Ware, MSW, LCSW, ATP/CFI, and Hayden Griffin, PhD of Virginia Tech, and the Ware Lab was opened September 4, 1998 The Lab is named after its founder and 1937 Mechanical Engineering Alumnus Joseph F Ware, Jr As a part of the College of Engineering, the Ware Lab is home to many student-based research and design projects Focused on a hands-on-learning environment, students are encouraged to participate in these projects as early as their freshman year The Klages Machine Shop is also located within the Ware Lab and is equipped with various machine tools used for project manufacturing, including two Numerical Control CNC Machines The lab is home to such notable teams as the Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team, Formula SAE VT Motorsports, BOLT all electric motorcycle team and the Baja SAE team Other teams in the lab include AISC Steel Bridge SBT, Design Build Fly DBF, and the Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Team AAVT

Torgersen Bridge on Alumni Mall Moss Arts Center Litton-Reaves Hall contains classrooms and labs for the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences Hutcheson Hall houses offices and classrooms

Other academic buildings

Other academic buildings on the Blacksburg campus:

  • Art and Design Learning Center
  • Cheatham Hall
  • Dairy Science Complex
  • Engel Hall
  • Femoyer Hall
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Fralin Biotechnology Center
  • Goodwin Hall formerly 'Signature Engineering Building'
  • Hahn Hall formerly Chemistry/Physics
  • Hancock Hall
  • Holden Hall
  • Hutcheson Hall
  • Lane Hall
  • Liberal Arts Building formerly the YMCA building
  • Litton Reaves Hall
  • Major Williams Hall
  • McBryde Hall
  • Newman Library
  • Pamplin Hall
  • Patton Hall
  • Price Hall
  • Randolph Hall
  • Robeson Hall
  • Sandy Hall
  • Saunders Hall
  • Seitz Hall
  • Shanks Hall
  • Smyth Hall
  • Theatre 101
  • Torgersen Hall
  • Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Wallace Hall
  • Whittemore Hall
  • Williams Hall

Blacksburg Academic facilities

Athletics buildings

Aerial view of Lane Stadium 2011 Cassell Coliseum indoor sports arena English Field baseball stadium Virginia Tech students and fans rush the field after Virginia Tech defeated the Miami Hurricanes 31–7 on November 1, 2003

Lane Stadium

Main article: Lane Stadium

Lane Stadium is the stadium for Virginia Tech's football team It opened in 1965 has been rated as having the "number one home field advantage" in all of college football It replaced Miles Stadium, a smaller facility that once stood directly behind the War Memorial Gym

Cassell Coliseum

Main article: Cassell Coliseum

Cassell Coliseum is a 10,052-seat multi-purpose arena in Blacksburg, Virginia The arena opened in 1961 It is home to the Virginia Tech Hokies men's and women's basketball teams

Other athletics facilities

Additional athletic facilities:

  • Buford Meredith Cross Country Course
  • Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center
  • Christiansburg Aquatic Center
  • English Field baseball
  • Football Locker Room Facility
  • Hahn Hurst Basketball Practice Center
  • Indoor Practice Facility
  • James C Weaver Baseball Center
  • Johnson / Miller Track Complex
  • Merryman Athletic Facility
  • Olympic Sports Weight Room
  • Pete Dye River Course
  • Rector Field House
  • Tech Softball Park
  • Sandra D Thompson Field
  • War Memorial Pool
  • Wrestling Locker Room / Practice Facility

Residence halls

Ambler Johnston Hall

Ambler Johnston Hall is a large co-ed undergraduate residence hall located on Washington Street across from the Cassell Coliseum parking lot in what is known as the Summit Community Completed in 1968, the hall is named after Ambler Johnston, a 1904 graduate of Virginia Tech, who was the co-founder of Carneal & Johnston Architects now Ballou Justice and Upton Architects

The hall is divided into two wings, commonly referred to as East AJ and West AJ on campus West AJ is the larger of the two halls and is taller by one story The wings are connected by commons areas on the first, third, and sixth floors

West AJ's fourth floor was the location of the first of two attacks during the Virginia Tech shootings on April 16, 2007, which resulted in the shooting deaths of a female resident and a male resident adviser In early 2010, two students are reported to have broken onto the roof of the larger hall, West Ambler Johnston

East Ambler Johnston reopened in the fall of 2011 as the Honors Residential College HRC The newly renovated East AJ features some rooms with private baths, several apartments where four student share a living room, bath, two bedrooms, and kitchen Some traditional halls where bathroom facilities are shared by half a floor were retained; however, these too were remodeled The latest renovation added air conditioning

In the "bridge" that spans between East and West AJ and on the lower levels, there are meeting rooms, a student kitchen, a game room, a weight/exercise room, a theater, a library, a mail room, and laundry facilities that can be accessed through the university's "laundry web" students can reserve machines and see if their wash/dry is done via the Internet Also in the "bridge" is an apartment for the faculty members who are "in residence" in the HRC

West AJ reopened in the fall of 2012 It houses the university's second Residential College with approximately 800 students and is divided into four houses: Hickory, Hawthorn, Honey Locust, and Holly The Residential College focuses on building of community values and partnership, with each house holding its own events and having its own government structure

Hillcrest Honors Community

Hillcrest Hall

Hilcrest Honors Community is the smallest residence hall in Virginia Tech at a student capacity of 108 Unlike most of the other residence halls on campus, it is required that all of its occupants maintain a grade point average of 350 and it is customary that they live in the building for the duration of their undergraduate education The Honors Residential College in East Ambler Johnston is the only other residence hall which has the same requirements

In addition to being a residence hall on the second and third floors, Hillcrest houses Virginia Tech's University Honors offices on the first floor and the Residence Hall Federation office in the basement Community residents thus have the opportunity to maintain close personal relationships with the Honors staff

Hillcrest Hall is one of very few buildings and the only residence hall at Virginia Tech not named for a person The name is derived from its location at the crest of a hill at the east end of Virginia Tech's central Drillfield, between West Campus Drive and the Grove It is one of the few red brick buildings on a campus known for its "Hokie Stone" architecture

When women were integrated into VPI, it was the first and only women's dormitory and was built on what was then the far corner of the campus near several livestock barns used by the College of Agriculture that once stood near where Harper Hall now stands When Hillcrest opened in 1940 it was promptly dubbed the "skirt barn" by VPI cadets One of the Honors offices on the first floor used to be a "courting room" when Hillcrest Hall was the women's dormitory Because visitation was not permitted in the residence hall, and women were not allowed to leave campus on dates, courting took place in this room Young men would enter the room from one door and the young ladies would enter the room from another Only a few feet away was the room where the house mother would be there to supervise

Lee Hall left and Pritchard Hall right

Lee Hall

Lee Hall is located on Washington Street in the Prairie Community The building is named for Claudius Lee, an alumnus and long-time faculty member

Lee Hall houses 824 residents on its eight floors seven floors and ground level including the Galileo, Hypatia, and Biological and Life Sciences Da Vinci and Curie theme housing programs

In 1997 students in a history class found a page in the 1896 Bugle Virginia Tech's student yearbook that seemed to indicate that Claudius Lee had been president of the campus Ku Klux Klan Some students demanded that Lee Hall be-renamed, which prompted an outcry from alumni who had known the late Claudius Lee during his long tenure as a professor A panel named by then-president Paul Torgersen to address the issue examined the available historical records about the organization A Klan expert hired by the university, John Kneebone, determined that the Klan was extinct in Virginia in 1896 the modern Klan in fact dates to a 1915 rally, in Stone Mountain, Georgia, leaving open the possibility that this may have been some kind of collegiate society or fraternity attempting to appropriate the image of the nineteenth-century Klan

Lee Hall's penthouse, the highest point in Blacksburg, was home to the campus radio station, WUVT's, transmitter until May 2009, when the station vacated Lee Hall as part of the process of upgrading to a new transmitter and transmit location atop Price Mountain

Oak Lane Community

The Oak Lane Community is located off of the Duck Pond and Virginia Tech Golf course The community features 15 houses that serve 19 fraternity and sorority chapters The community is designated as Special Purpose Housing and while the buildings are considered to be private homes, the facilities are owned and maintained by Virginia Tech Housing and Residence Life Oak Lane is also home to a pilot program, the Innovate Entrepreneurial Living Learning Community

Slusher Hall

The twelve-story Slusher Tower built in 1972 is the tallest building in Blacksburg Slusher Tower, including a three-story annex, Slusher Wing, is a co-ed residence hall, home to the WING and MOSAIC theme housing programs

The green adjacent to Slusher Tower, Slusher Wing, and Campbell Hall has long been referred to as "Slusher Beach", originating from the use of the area by students to sunbathe and play beach volleyball during warm weather

Virginia Tech's Main Eggleston Hall Pritchard Hall seen from O'Shaughnessy Hall Campbell Hall

Other residence halls

  • Barringer Hall – One of four remaining all-male residence halls Located in the President's Quad and houses about 220 students Built in 1962 it is named for Paul Brandon Barringer
  • Brodie Hall – 1957-2015 Brodie Hall opened in 1957 as a result of a renovation and addition to Barracks No 3 1900 Named for Col William Mayo Brodie, professor from 1901 to 1932, Brodie Hall served as a dorm for the Corps of Cadets for 58 years Brodie Hall was demolished in 2015 and replaced by New Cadet Hall, completed in August, 2017
  • Campbell Hall – The Main building, built in 1930 and originally known as Barracks No 8, is the oldest Hokie Stone dormitory at Virginia Tech It is home to 164 Honors and graduate students East Campbell, originally known as Barracks No 9, built in 1939 as a WPA project is one of three all-female residence halls
  • Cochrane Hall – A non-air-conditioned suite-style residence hall connected to West End Market Built in 1983, it was the first suite style residence hall on the Virginia Tech campus It is home to many first-year student athletes
  • Eggleston Hall – Built in 1935 as a WPA project is divided into three wings Originally constructed as barracks when Virginia Tech was an all-male military school, the Main Eggleston building is now a co-ed residence hall separated by floor West Eggleston is also co-ed by floor and home to mostly upperclassmen East Eggleston was previously only used as office space, but the second and third floors are now reserved for residential use
  • Graduate Life Center at Donaldson-Brown – A former hotel and conference center Its lowest floor is home to the graduate school's administrative offices, classrooms, meeting rooms, and a small Au Bon Pain restaurant The remaining three floors are graduate residences
  • Harper Hall – One of the few suite-style air-conditioned residence halls on campus Built in 1999 it houses 256 residents Some first-year students are assigned to Harper, often as the result of allergies
  • Johnson Hall – An all-female residence hall, located in the President's Quad and houses about 190 students
  • Major Williams Hall - 1957-1995 Named after Major Lloyd W Williams, this dorm was opened in 1957 upon the completion of an addition & renovation project that combined Barracks No 5,1904 & Barracks No 6 1927 In 1995, an addition was constructed and the building was re-purposed for academic use
  • Miles Hall – An all-male residence hall built in 1964, located in the President's Quad and houses about 217 students
  • New Cadet Hall – 2017 Opened in August, 2017, New Cadet Hall is an exact mirror duplicate of Pearson Hall 2015 and is designed to house approximately one half of the members of the Corps of Cadets
  • Monteith Hall – 1949 Housing for both civilian and Corp of Cadets students Located in the Upper Quad Monteith Hall was demolished in 2016
  • New Residence Hall East – An air-conditioned suite-style residence hall that opened in 1999 on the Prairie; former site of Miles Stadium, Lane Stadium's predecessor
  • New Hall West – Virginia Tech's newest residence hall Its ground floor houses live-in professional staff and its first floor is dedicated to Student Affairs offices The top three floors are air-conditioned double-occupancy sized rooms reserved for upperclassmen
  • Newman Hall – A co-ed residence hall located in the President's Quad Co-ed by floor and home to the WORLD and WELL theme housing program
  • O'Shaughnessy Hall – A mid-sized co-ed residence hall, by floor Houses many upper-class students
  • Payne Hall – Virginia Tech's first air-conditioned residence hall; opened in 1993 Houses returning students and transfers only
  • Pearson Hall - 2015 Pearson Hall is named after alumni James "J" and Renae Pearson Dedicated on November 20, 2015, Pearson Hall replaced Rasche Hall 1957-2013 Totaling 234 dorm rooms, Pearson Hall is designed to house approximately one half of the members of the Corps of Cadets
  • Peddrew-Yates Residence Hall – formerly New Residence Hall West Home to the Residential Leadership Community RLC, a suite-style air-conditioned residence hall
  • Pritchard Hall – Was the second-largest all-male residence hall on the East Coast It became co-ed in the fall of 2009 and houses about 1,040 students, mostly freshmen This residence hall is the largest at Virginia Tech
  • Rasche Hall – 1957-2013 In 1957, the First Academic Building 1876 was razed to construct Rasche Hall, The new building also incorporated a remodeled Barracks No 2 and served as a barracks for the Corps of Cadets until its demolition in 2013 Pearson Hall was constructed on the site in 2014-2015
  • Thomas Hall – 1949, renovated in 1970 & 2004 A co-ed residence hall, housing 355 students, located in the Upper Quad Thomas Hall is scheduled for demolition in 2016
  • Vawter Hall – A co-ed residence hall located in the President's quad near Owens Dining Hall and Hokie Grill Vawter was all-male until 2013, when it was made co-ed The floors are separated by gender: first floor is all-male, second floor is co-ed, and third floor is all female

Living Learning Communities

Virginia Tech offers 15 living learning communities for on-campus students They serve as an alternative experience for their residents and communities range from entrepreneurship to community service

Name Community Type Focus Location
Curie Academic Physical & Quantitative Sciences Lee Hall
Da Vinci Academic Biological and Life Sciences Lee Hall
Galileo Academic Men in Engineering Lee Hall
Hillcrest Community Enhanced Learning Residential Honors Hillcrest Hall
Honors Residential College Residential College Residential Honors East Ambler Johnston
Hypatia Academic Women in Engineering Lee Hall
Innovate Enhanced Learning Entrepreneurship Pritchard Hall
Morril Enhanced Learning Sustainability Pritchard Hall
Residential College at West Ambler Johnston Residential College Residential Honors West Ambler Johnston
Residential Leadership Community Enhanced Learning Leadership Development Peddrew-Yates Hall
Serve Enhanced Learning Community/Volunteer Service Pritchard Hall
The Well Themed Housing Substance-Free Newman Hall
The World Themed Housing International Students Newman Hall
Thrive Enhanced Learning Strengths Development Pritchard Hall

Residence Hall Federation

The Residence Hall Federation RHF is a University Chartered Student Organization This organization exists to serve the 9,000 on-campus residents through hall councils in each residence hall The RHF is composed of 23 hall councils, representing the residents of each hall, and three community councils, which represent two or more halls that share a common trait Each individual hall council receives a programming budget of $1 per resident or $400 if there are fewer than 400 residents from the Student Programs office and from the RHF budget The RHF Officer Group consists of 16 members, composing an Executive Board and a Board of Directors

Like the Resident Advisors employed by the school, the Hall Councils produce programs that entertain and educate the residents of the buildings that they serve These programs range from movie nights to exam study breaks In addition, the RHF officer group also puts on campus-wide programs, under the command of the Director of Programs Traditionally, the campus-wide programs have been Campus-Kickoff, Pizza Bonanza, and Hokies Hold'Em The RHF also performs a number of community service projects

See also: National Association of College and University Residence Halls

Dining halls

D2 Dining Hall on the second floor, with Deet's Place, DX, and The General Store on the ground floor

Dietrick Dining Center

Dietrick Dining Center, or Dietrick Hall, is the largest of Virginia Tech's six dining facilities, seating 1,100 and serving on average 3,758 students daily The building opened in 1970 at a cost of $28 million

The main dining area, now called "D2", was known as the "Depot at Dietrick" prior to a $65 million renovation completed in 2004 that converted the hall from a cafeteria-style facility to one that more closely resembles a food court The building also contains the Dietrick General Store, an extension of the University Bookstore; "Deet's Place", a coffee and ice cream shop; and the Dietrick Express, a fast food à la carte facility

West End Market

West End Market

West End Market opened in 1999 as Virginia Tech's second major food court dining facility Adjoined to Cochrane Hall, this facility was known as Cochrane Dining Hall until it closed in 1997 for remodeling

West End Market was recognized in 1999 by the National Association of College and University Food Services as the best university specialty restaurant in the country and has been rated by the Princeton Review as one of the Top 3 school dining facilities multiple times, achieving the #1 spot in 2006

West End Market offers students meals ranging from burgers and pizza cooked in a their own stone hearth pizza oven, to fresh grilled fish, steaks, and lobster taken from JP's Chop House Lobster tank

Owens Hall

Owens Hall opened in 1940 as a replacement for Virginia Tech's military mess hall It was closed and completely renovated in the early 1990s

The Food Court contains twelve a la carte specialty shops Owens Hall was voted by Joe Frett Weekly to have the "Best Philly Cheesesteaks in the US" In 1997, a section of the building called the Hokie Grill & Co was remodeled to feature Chick-fil-A and Pizza Hut franchises In its first year, the Chick-fil-A became the top-selling of all Chick-fil-A franchises located on college campuses

Owens Hall is located on Kent Street in the Lower Quad

Turner Place

Opened in August 2012, Turner Place at Lavery Hall is the newest dining hall at Virginia Tech It features: Atomic Pizzeria, Jamba Juice, 1872 Fire Grill, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Origami a hibachi grill, Soup Garden, Dolci e Caffe, and Bruegger's Bagels There is also a 256-seat dining hall that is for the Corps of Cadets

Other dining facilities

  • Au Bon Pain located at Squires Student Center
  • Burger '37 located at Squires Student Center
  • DXpress located at Dietrick Hall
  • Vet Med Cafe located in the Vet Med Commons

Miscellaneous buildings

Burruss Hall as seen from the Drillfield The Burruss Hall Tunnel

Burruss Hall

Burruss Hall is the main administration building, it also contains a 3,003-seat auditorium and houses several departments in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies It consists of the original building, completed in June 1936 cost $428,404; 77,080 sq ft 7,161 m2 ; a west wing and rear addition, built in 1968 cost $1,536,899; 60,503 sq ft 5,6209 m2; and an east wing, built in 1970 cost $593,729; 20,638 sq ft 1,9173 m2 The cornerstone of the original building was laid at the 1935 commencement; the first commencement was held in the auditorium in June 1936 An electronic carillon, costing $28,000, was added in 1958 and was dedicated at Homecoming that year It was originally known as the Teaching and Administration Building

Julian Ashby Burruss 1876–1947 was President from 1919 to 1945 The first alumnus president, Burruss guided VPI through tremendous increases in faculty, student body, and degree offerings; vast growth in the physical plant; and efficient changes in administrative structure He successfully pushed to admit women and shortened the military requirement to two years, setting the stage for a larger civilian student body During his tenure, Radford College became the Women’s Division of VPI

Johnston Student Center

G Burke Johnston Student Center

The G Burke Johnston Student Center most commonly called GBJ contains student activities rooms also used as classrooms during the day, a Subway food court, and study areas The Add Caldwell Lounge is located on the upper level, named for Virginia Tech's first student, Addison Caldwell On the bottom floor of this three-story building is the entrance to the Pamplin tunnel, which connects this building with the adjacent Pamplin Hall; there is also a bridge on the third floor connecting it to Burruss Hall

Perry Street Parking Deck

Perry Street Parking Deck

Completed in 2010, the Perry Street Parking Deck is a five-level parking deck that can accommodate 1,300 vehicles Parking Services now maintains a satellite located on the first floor of the parking deck In the spring of 2012, a $12 million project, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ARRA of 2009, installed 480 solar panels on top of the parking deck The solar panels cover an area of 16,000 square feet and are expected to generate about 136,000 kilowatt-hours annually, or about 13% of the total parking deck's power usage

Power plant

A campus landmark, the power plant is located on the upper quad across from Thomas Hall Its 180-foot 55 m chimney can be seen from many places throughout Blacksburg The plant is a cogeneration facility that provides electricity, heat and steam for the campus

Other miscellaneous buildings

  • Alumni Hall
  • Armory
  • Cranwell International Center
  • The Grove President's Residence
  • Health and Safety Building
  • Henderson Hall
  • Information/Visitors Center
  • McComas Hall
  • Media Building
  • Price House razed 2005
  • Smith House
  • Solitude
  • Squires Student Center
  • Student Services Building
  • University Bookstore
  • University Club
  • War Memorial Chapel
  • War Memorial Gymnasium
  • Wright House

Non-building campus landmarks

Hokie Stone on O'Shaughnessy Hall The Duck Pond

Hokie Stone

Main article: Hokie Stone

On the Blacksburg campus, the majority of the buildings incorporate Hokie Stone as a building material Hokie Stone is a medley of different-colored limestone, often including dolomite Each block of Hokie Stone is some combination of gray, brown, black, pink, orange, and maroon The limestone is mined from various quarries in Southwestern Virginia, Tennessee, and Alabama, one of which has been operated by the university since the 1950s

The Duck Pond

The Duck Pond is a man-made water feature created in the 1930s, situated along the northwest portion of the Blacksburg campus The most notable feature is a gazebo located on its south side connected to picnic and seating areas by pedestrian pathways It is adjacent to Solitude, a Greek-revival home built in the early 1800s, the oldest structure on campus

Gargoyles

There are 15 gargoyles which appear on Tech buildings, especially older buildings, including Hillcrest, Saunders, and Eggleston Halls Although some, like those on the Eggleston archway, are functional, the majority are merely ornamental Among the more distinctive gargoyles on campus are the "cowgoyles" seen on some agricultural buildings

April 16 Memorial

April 16 Memorial

The April 16 Memorial is located in the center of the side of the Drillfield in front of Burruss Hall The memorial consists of 32 Hokie Stones, one for each victim, and a stone in the center to honor all of the fallen and injured victims On the night of April 16, 2007, students placed pieces of Hokie Stone in a semi-circle, and this then led to the creation of the present-day memorial

See also

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Virginia Tech massacre

References

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External links

  • Virginia Tech Student Programs
  • Virginia Tech campus construction status
  • Virginia Tech maps
  • Official VT buildings page
  • Virginia Tech Residence Hall Federation
  • Link to the April 16, 2007, school shooting

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