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VCU CoStar Center for Arts and Innovation

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VCU CoStar Center for Arts and Innovation
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Project Overview

The CoStar Center for Arts & Innovation is a groundbreaking project set to redefine the educational landscape in Richmond, Virginia. Spanning seven stories and encompassing 209,000 square feet, this visionary endeavor seeks to consolidate Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) arts and innovation programs under one roof. VCU aims to create a dynamic environment where creativity flourishes, interdisciplinary collaboration thrives, and students are equipped with the skills to tackle the world’s toughest challenges. The primary goal of the project is to provide state-of-the-art facilities, including hybrid classroom-laboratories, performance venues, and makerspaces, while fostering a culture of flexibility and sustainability. Hourigan, serving as the construction manager, plays a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless execution of the project from inception to completion. Our scope of work encompasses comprehensive project management, coordination, and execution, with a focus on delivering excellence and meeting the client’s vision for the CoStar Center.

Stay tuned for regular construction updates, providing insight into the progress of the CoStar Center for Arts & Innovation as the project commences.

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Project Partners

Collaboration lies at the heart of the CoStar Center for Arts & Innovation, and it is equally vital to the success of its construction. Our partnership with esteemed architects William Rawn Associates and Glavé & Holmes Architecture, alongside VCU, forms the cornerstone of this transformative project. Together, we are committed to realizing a space where disciplines intersect, ideas flourish, and innovation thrives. By leveraging the expertise and insights of all stakeholders, we ensure that the CoStar Center embodies the collaborative spirit it seeks to foster. From concept to construction, this collaborative approach enables us to integrate diverse perspectives, anticipate challenges, and deliver a facility that not only meets but exceeds the evolving needs of the educational landscape and the community it serves.

ARCHITECT: William Rawn Associates
ARCHITECTGlavé & Holmes Architecture

A Vision Becoming Reality

As the project progresses from the working drawing phase to the construction phase, the CoStar Center for Arts & Innovation is poised to become a symbol of Richmond’s commitment to education, creativity, and innovation. With funding from the state and a generous commitment from CoStar Group, this $253 million endeavor represents a significant investment in the future of education and the community.

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