Virginia Wesleyan Overview:
Location: Norfolk, VA
General Contractor: Hourigan Construction Company
Contract Amount: $3,000,000
New construction of a 40,000 square foot LEED GOLD environmental sciences center for Virginia Wesleyan College. The new facility completes the school’s main quad at the southern end and provides state-of-the-art instructional and laboratory opportunities for students.
The sustainable design features included: a geothermal ground-source heat exchange as well as photo-voltaic panels and a small-scale wind turbine. The building contains seven customized laboratory spaces for chemistry, biology, oceanography, hydrology, marine and earth sciences as well as Geospatial Information Systems (GIS).