HAMPTON, Va. — Commercial developer Concord Eastridge has been selected by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to develop a research facility for the National Institute of Aerospace.
The 57,411-square-foot, highly specialized research facility is designed to further research and graduate education in leading-edge aerospace and atmospheric research. The facility is scheduled for completion in December 2011.
“It is a facility that will become a critical factor in the region’s economic future,” says Susan Eastridge, CEO of Concord Eastridge. “We’re honored that Virginia Tech selected Concord Eastridge to lead the development of this important research facility.”
“We’re honored that Virginia Tech selected Concord Eastridge to lead the development of this important research facility,” said Susan Eastridge, CEO of Concord Eastridge. “It is a facility that will become a critical factor in the region’s economic future.”
Concord Eastridge led the development team in the development submission to Virginia Tech, according to reports.
The project solicitation was administered according to Virginia’s Public/Private Education and Infrastructure Act of 2002, which was designed to bring private sector expertise to bear on public projects. The Concord Eastridge development team includes VIRTEXCO Corporation as the design/build general contractor. VIRTEXCO’s team includes Tymoff + Moss Architects, Landmark Design Group and AECOM.
Virginia Tech is a founding member of the NIA, which was formed by a consortium of leading research universities, including Georgia Tech, Hampton University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina State University, the University of Maryland, the University of Virginia, Old Dominion University, the College of William & Mary and the AIAA Foundation.