Work Progresses At Virginia Tech Innovation Campus

Work is in progress in Alexandria around Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus, which is expected to open in Potomac Yard in 2024. The $1 billion project has made some headway in recent months, with building designs set to go before the Planning Commission and City Council on Oct. 6 and Oct. 17 respectively. 

A rendering of one of the proposed academic buildings on the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus

According to alextimes.com, “Once in-person education is feasible again, students and faculty will meet in Virginia Tech’s Falls Church facility ahead of the campus’ projected completion. Construction has yet to begin, but those in Potomac Yard will soon feel Virginia Tech’s presence. City Council approved adding the university’s initials to the Potomac Yard Metro Station during its Sept. 22 legislative meeting. The name change will now go before the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for final approval.”

As per alextimes.com, “While the current designs focus primarily on the infrastructure and exterior of the campus buildings, Virginia Tech and AEDP have been working on developing the programming and partnerships that will occur within those buildings. The pandemic has posed a

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few challenges to the construction of the campus, but it has presented some issues for the curriculum, which is still being developed.”

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