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Engineering Research Building

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 >>

Grand Opening Ceremony

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Topping off Ceremony

Innovation Maker Facility & Innovation Courtyard

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

Terrace Conference Room & Multipurpose Room

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

More ERB Features

ERB Career Services [View Image] Engineering Career Services ERB Study Space [View Image] Collaboration Hub overlook ERB Ram Bytes and Innovation Hub [View Image] Collaboration Hub

Naming Opportunities

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

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.

Location information

Mailing address:
401 W. Main St.

GPS to main entrance:
401 W. Cary St.

Courtyard entrance:
70 S. Madison St.

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

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