The 60,000 square foot structure will be located adjacent to the Stuart C. Siegel Center at the corner of Kinney and Marshall Streets.
"We're excited about having Barton Malow and VMDO Architects, two of the best in their respective fields, working on this project for our student-athletes and our basketball programs," Director of Athletics Ed McLaughlin said. "We want to provide our student-athletes with the best possible experience and provide our coaches with the tools they need to continue to excel here at VCU. We believe that these two partners will do exactly that and we can't wait to see the project progress over the next 15 months."
The complex will include practice courts and viewing decks for both the men's and women's basketball programs, as well as nearby locker rooms, strength and conditioning center, training room with a hydrotherapy room and video viewing rooms.
The facility will feature student-athlete lounges, player dining rooms and an academic center. It will also house administrative suites and offices for both the men's and women's basketball coaching staffs.
In addition, a Hall of Fame exhibit will highlight the main lobby.
Construction is expected be completed in the fall of 2015.
About Barton Malow Company
Barton Malow Company provides construction management, design-build, program management, general contracting, technology and equipment installation services throughout North America. An industry leader in building information modeling (BIM) and integrated project delivery (IPD), the firm's niche market specialties include industrial, healthcare, education, federal, sports/special events, and energy. Barton Malow Company is consistently ranked among the Top 25 Sports Builders by ENR. For additional information, visit bartonmalow.com.
About VMDO Architects
An award-winning firm located in Charlottesville, Virginia, VMDO is dedicated to helping institutions and communities envision pivotal educational projects that translate into meaningful buildings of lasting value. Committed to designing environments that positively shape the way people live, work, and play, VMDO recognizes the impact that thoughtful and imaginative design can have on students, teachers, and the supporting community. For additional information, visit vmdo.com.