An 83,000 SF, 4-story steel frame structure with brick veneer walls and a pile foundation. The building primarily consists of faculty offices and “dry” research labs for computational analysis, simulation, modeling at the graduate and post-graduate level. It also house the University’s “supercomputer”. This project was a “green” building with the achievement of LEED certification. The building has a special glass to filter UV light and keep the building cooler during warm weather, and motion-sensitive lights in classrooms. Landscaping around the building includes drought-resistant native plants to reduce water usage. The building houses three academic departments – aerospace engineering, math and computer science. It also has a 103-seat auditorium, several simulation and computer labs and the university’s computing office. The building is the first LEED-certified higher education project completed in Virginia.