VCU Molecular Medicine Research Building

Customer: Skanska

Architect: Ballinger

Engineer: Ballinger

Owner: Virginia Commonwealth University

Year Completed: 2008

Area: 120,000 SF

Contract Amount: $15M

Market: Commercial

Sector: Healthcare


Atlantic Constructors performed the HVAC, Plumbing, and Medical/Lab Gas scopes of work for this 120,000 sq. ft., 11-story laboratory.

The HVAC scope includes a 600-ton central plant, custom air-handling units, and energy recovery. The project included research laboratories, a vivarium, and a 75-seat auditorium.


  • Environmentally Friendly, Low Hydrocarbon Construction Materials
  • Chilled Beam Air Conditioning System
  • Energy Recovery Wheel in the Air Handling System
  • Water Efficient Fixtures that Reduce Water use by 20%
  • Green Roof on the 2nd Terrace
  • LEED Silver