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 strategic plan, Quest 2025: Together We Transform, and the VCU Health System strategic plan, Vision by Design. 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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Read about the Six-Year Capital Plan as well as planning phase, current and completed projects. 

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In the News

Take a virtual tour of VCU's new STEM building

December 15, 2021

Construction of Virginia Commonwealth University’s new STEM building continues, with classes set to begin there in fall 2023. The 168,000-square-foot, six-floor building at the site of VCU’s former Franklin Street Gym will provide classroom and study space for more than 10,000 students who will take 70 courses in the building each semester.

Rendering of interior space of STEM Building with stairs and images on a wall

In Photos: Adult Outpatient Pavilion

Dec. 13, 2021

The opening of VCU Health’s 17-story Adult Outpatient Pavilion begins a new era in our quest to make world class health care available to all. “It is our most ambitious and visionary building project yet,” said Michael Rao, Ph.D., president of Virginia Commonwealth University and VCU Health System. We invite you to take a look at the new building, from start to finish, in this photo and video collection.

Adult Outpatient Pavilion facade

Arts and Innovation Academic Building would transform the student experience

Nov. 18, 2021

Members of the House of Delegates Appropriations Committee visit campus to learn about a proposed facility that would enable arts and other disciplines to meet and tackle the world's toughest problems. The proposed Arts and Innovation Academic Building would be located at Broad and Belvidere streets, across from the ICA.

Arts and Innovation Academic Building rendering

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