College of Engineering

Engineering Research Building

Front view of the Engineering Research Building [View Image]
The Engineering Research Building (ERB) is located on the Monroe Park Campus adjacent to the current College of Engineering East Hall at the prominent intersection of Belvidere and Cary Streets.

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The College of Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University officially opened its Engineering Research Building (ERB) Feb. 3, 2021, marking a major milestone in the college’s growth in research and workforce development programs. The four-story, 133,000-square-foot facility significantly expands the college’s laboratory capacity for advanced research. It also supports economic development initiatives and hands-on engineering education. Read more about the ERB >>

ERB Features

  • Interdisciplinary research laboratories
  • Experiential learning facilities
  • Meeting and gathering spaces
  • Informal meeting and study areas
  • Career Services center
  • Wired outdoor work and gathering spaces
  • Ram Bytes café

Grand Opening Ceremony

Building Timelapse

Innovation Maker Facility & Innovation Courtyard

Innovation Makerspace in the ERB [View Image]
ERB Courtyard [View Image]

Terrace Conference Room & Multipurpose Room

ERB Conference Room [View Image]
ERB Multipurpose Room [View Image]

More ERB Features

ERB Career Services [View Image]

Career Services

ERB Study Space [View Image]

Informal Study Spaces

ERB Ram Bytes and Innovation Hub [View Image]

Collaboration Hub & Ram Bytes Café

Naming Opportunities

The VCU Board of Visitors has approved the following naming opportunities for the Engineering Research Building:

SpaceInformation
Engineering Research BuildingGift Amount: $20 million
Collaboration HubGift Amount: $5 Million
Innovation Maker FacilityGift amount: $2 million
Innovation PlazaGift amount: $2 million
Innovation CourtyardGift amount: $2 million
Meeting StepsGift amount: $1 million
Multipurpose RoomGift amount: $500,000
Innovation Maker Facility RoomsGift amount: $100,000-$250,000 (4)
Research LabsGift amount: $100,000 ea.
Career Services Sponsor BoardGift amount: $50,000 (20)
Office SpacesGift amount: $25,000-$50,000 ea.

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College of Engineering
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Box 843068
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3068
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