Two Decades of Serving VCU and VCU Health

Draper Aden Associates is committed to serving anchor institutions that are the foundation of our communities. During times of crisis, the significance of these institutions is often magnified. Today, there is no question that VCU and VCU Health are crucial anchors in the greater Richmond area.


VCU, Virginia’s premier urban, public research university, and VCU Health, a leading health care provider and clinical research institution, drive discovery, innovation, and hope for the Richmond region and beyond. Their presence has been transformative to the city, and we are proud to support their work.


Draper Aden was first selected to provide civil engineering and surveying services to VCU in 1996. That relationship evolved and flourished through the years, and our firm continues to provide geotechnical, environmental, civil, surveying, and geographic information system (GIS) services to VCU and VCU Health.


Throughout the years, Draper Aden has been awarded over 200 projects and been a part of the teams responsible for many significant enhancements and new buildings on campus, including:


      • Rice Center (First LEED® Platinum Project in Virginia)
      • New School of Medicine
      • School of Business
      • School of Engineering
      • Campus Master Plan Update
      • Shafer Court Dining Center
      • Sports Recreation Facilities
      • West Main Street Parking Deck
      • Scott House Renovation
      • Rhoads Hall Phase II


Our partnership with VCU Health is also significant. Draper Aden has provided a variety of engineering services for the leading health system projects including:


      • VCU Children’s Hospital of Richmond Pavilion
      • Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC)
      • Massey Cancer Center
      • Critical Care Tower
      • School of Nursing


These projects and medical facilities are quite literally changing medicine and saving lives, especially right now. We’re honored to support VCU Health’s inspiring work and continued growth.