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)