VCU Walter L. Rice Building



Charles City County, VA

Project Manager(s)

Charlie Kreye, PE

Services Provided

Site Development and Infrastructure
Environmental Engineering
Construction Materials Testing

Completion Date


Draper Aden Associates provided civil engineering design, surveying, environmental, and construction administration services for the VCU Rice Center. The project, located on 473 acres of environmentally sensitive land on the James River, is one of the finest examples of sustainable design and was the first project in Virginia to receive a LEED Platinum certification. Services included survey, wetlands delineation, Environmental Impact Report (EIR), site design and permitting, and geotechnical engineering for the 6,000 square-foot main building and small open pavilion, approximately one mile of access road, access improvements from the State road, well-based water supply system, septic disposal system, boathouse and pier, grading and drainage.