Centrally located in the city of Richmond, Virginia, VCU’s unique architecture, natural resources and culture help shape a notably diverse campus community. The ONE VCU Master Plan is the framework designed to support VCU's important mission and aligns VCU’s physical environment with the VCU and VCU Health strategic plan, Quest 2028: One VCU Together We Transform. The master plan identifies common goals and provides a shared, evidence-based vision for development to guide physical campus investments. The first master plan in VCU’s history to set a unified vision for all VCU properties, the ONE VCU Master Plan is guided by principles that focus first and foremost on student success and patient experience, but which also place a strong emphasis on mobility, safety, campus unification, synergy among programs, and celebrating VCU’s unique urban setting and rich history.

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Access the full ONE VCU Master Plan and learn more about its process and outcomes.

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Read about the Six-Year Capital Plan as well as planning phase, current and completed projects. 

Implementation Page

Academic Medical Center Campus Master Plan Update

Read about the update aligning the health system, health sciences and research facilities with the goals set by Quest 2028: One VCU Together We Transform.

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In the News

VCU identifies location of future School of Dentistry building

March 4, 2024

Virginia state lawmakers negotiating the commonwealth’s biennial budget are actively considering the inclusion of planning authorization for Virginia Commonwealth University to construct a modern dentistry center on the university’s academic medical center campus. The governor’s proposed budget, released in December, included $5.2 million in non-general fund authorization for VCU to begin planning the facility through the schematic design phase.

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Take a video tour of VCU's new STEM building on Franklin Street

September 1, 2023

In the spring, Virginia Commonwealth University opened its 169,000-square-foot building dedicated to STEM. Across six floors, the state-of-the-art facility expands teaching, lab and office space for the College of Humanities and Sciences, which is home to 17 departments, two schools, three programs and nearly 60% of VCU undergraduate students.

Facade of STEM Building

CoStar Group announces $18M commitment to VCU for the construction of the CoStar Center for Arts and Innovation

May 12, 2023

CoStar Group, a leading provider of online real estate marketplaces, information and analytics in the commercial and residential property markets, today announced a historic partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University to support the development of its planned Arts and Innovation Academic Building through an $18 million commitment.

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