Engineering Research Building

‌‌The new Engineering Research Building scheduled to open in 2020

A collaborative environment for state-of-the-art research and experiential learning facilities

Putting Engineering on Display

The Engineering Research Building (ERB) will be located on the Monroe Park Campus adjacent to the current School of Engineering East Hall at the prominent intersection of Belvidere and Cary Streets.

ERB Features

  • Interdisciplinary research laboratories
  • Experiential learning facilities
  • Meeting and gathering spaces
  • Informal meeting and study areas
  • Career Services center
  • Wired outdoor work and gathering spaces
  • Au Bon Pain café

Innovation Maker Facility

Innovation Plaza & Madison Street Courtyard

View of the Engineering Research Building Courtyard

Terrace Conference Room & Multipurpose Room

Naming Opportunities

The VCU Board of Visitors has approved the following naming opportunities for the Engineering Research Building:

Space Information
Engineering Research Building Gift Amount: $20 million
Collaboration Hub Gift Amount: $5 Million
Innovation Maker Facility Gift amount: $2 million
Innovation Plaza Gift amount: $2 million
Madison Street Courtyard Gift amount: $2 million
Meeting Steps Gift amount: $1 million
Multipurpose Room Gift amount: $500,000
Innovation Maker Facility Rooms Gift amount: $100,000-$250,000 (4)
Research Labs Gift amount: $100,000 ea.
Career Services Sponsor Board Gift amount: $50,000 (20)
Office Spaces Gift amount: $25,000-$50,000 ea.

Form more information on naming opportunities for the Engineering Research Building: Contact Mickey Dowdy at (804) 828-1475 or

More ERB Features

Career Services

Informal Study Spaces

View of the Engineering Research Building Cafe

Collaboration Hub: Meeting Stairs, Au Bon Pain Café