VCU & VCU Health Partnership

Unprecedented growth requires a committed team. Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has grown from mixed commuter/residential university to nearly 32,000 primarily residential, full-time students today. In addition, VCU Health is now one of the top medical institutions in the Mid-Atlantic.


For over 20 years, Draper Aden Associates has successfully completed hundreds of assignments directly for VCU and VCU Health under term contracts in addition to dozens of University capital projects. We have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of campus buildings, infrastructure, and informational resources. Our close relationships with VCU Planning and Design, Construction, Physical Plant, and Real Estate Services project managers, administrators, and staff allow us to anticipate their expectations and requirements, move projects forward in a timely manner, and provide better solutions.



2005 Mid-Atlantic Construction Best of 2005 Higher Education Project of the Year (VCU Brandt Hall)

2008 Mid-Atlantic Construction Best of 2008 Institutional Merit Award (VCU Snead Hall)

2008 CMAA Project Achievement (VCU Snead Hall)

2008 The Associated General Contractors of America Merit Award (VCU Snead Hall)

2008 Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate (GRACRE) Real Estate Stars (VCU Snead Hall)

2009 Engineering Excellence Grand Award (VCUHealth Critical Care Tower)

2009 Mid-Atlantic Construction Best of 2009 Overall Project of the Year (VCU Rice Center)

Mid-Atlantic Construction Best of 2009 Green Project of the Year (VCU Rice Center)

2009 ACEC Virginia Engineering Excellence Honor Award (VCU Rice Center)

2010 James River Green Building Council (USGBC) Award for New Construction (VCU Rice Center)

2010 American Institute of Architects Central Virginia Chapter Honor Award (VCU Rice Center)

2010 Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects Honor Award (VCU Rice Center)

2011 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award (VCU Rice Center)

2020 GRACRE Top institutional (VCU College of Health Professions)


Construction Materials Testing

Environmental Services

Geotechnical Engineering

Site/Civil Engineering

Structural Engineering


Utility Locating and Mapping

Draper Aden Associates has partnered with VCU for over two decades. We have played an integral part in the University’s campus development.

1 Sports Medicine Building

2 Stuart C. Siegel Center

3 Scott House

4 Music Center

5 Academic Learning Commons

6 Cary Street Gym

7 Hunton House

8 STEM Teaching Laboratory

9 Shafer Court Dining Center

10 VCUArts Depot

11 Technology Administration Building

12 Brandt Hall

13 Gladding Residence Center

14 Institute for Engineering and Medicine

15 Henry Street Park Deck – East

16 School of Engineering

17 Engineering Research Building

18 School of Business

19 Hughes Hall

20 Henry Street Parking Deck – West

21 Sports Recreation Facilities – MCV Campus

22 College of Allied Health Professionals

23 School of Nursing

24 Children’s Hospital of Richmond Pavilion

25 VCUHS Outpatient

26 Gateway Building

27 McGlothin Medical Education Center

28 Molecular Medicine Research Building

29 Beers-Newton House

30 VCUHS Critical Care Tower

31 Massey Cancer Center Addition

Draper Aden Projects at VCU

Portfolio Projects

VCUArts Depot

Education / Environmental Services / Geotechnical Engineering and Geophysics / Site/Civil Engineering / Structural Engineering / Surveying / Utility Locating and Mapping

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