Ayers Saint Gross worked closely with Virginia Commonwealth University to create a comprehensive roadmap for the campus to elevate its national standing as a premier public research university and academic health center. Through an open and interactive process, key principles and metrics were identified that addressed major challenges, aligned with VCU’s strategic goals, and met programmatic space needs. The master plan’s six guiding principles and associated strategies provide the flexibility to ensure new projects align with the VCU and VCU Health System strategic mission and vision. The plan calls for over 5.2 million gross square feet of proposed renovation and new construction for the next 15 years and beyond.
As the first master plan to create a shared vision for VCU and VCU Health System, the ONE VCU master plan identifies common goals and provides an evidence-based vision for VCU’s physical development.
Ayers Saint Gross will develop and manage the university’s master planning process.
The master plan will reinforce the concept of one VCU by providing a cohesive blueprint for the future development of the Monroe Park and MCV campuses.