Virginia Western Community College Stem Building
Signature Sciences/Lab Project • Repeat Client • Constrained Project Site • Maintain On-Going Campus Activities
Branch was selected over national competition by Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) and the Virginia Community College System to serve as the Construction Manager at Risk on this new $24 million sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics facility for VWCC in Roanoke, Virginia. Branch is providing our professional preconstruction services, including design-stage feedback to reduce costs during the establishment of a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) prior to construction. The new STEM building is a 4-story steel-frame building with an attractive brick and curtain wall exterior. The building will have approximately 72,000sf of high-tech academic classroom, two-tiered lecture, laboratory, and administrative space. It will house engineering and engineering technology programs and will include multiple science, math, computer, electronic, mechatronics and fabrication labs. A unique feature of this facility will be a STEM STREAM area that includes a teaching flume, interactive display pool and natural outdoor water environment. Departmental offices, faculty offices and collaborative student study and gathering spaces will be located throughout the building. At the completion of the new STEM building, Branch will manage the demolition of Anderson Hall, the old science building that is being replaced by this beautiful new collegiate facility.