A New Home for the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences

The College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS) is proud to announce it is getting a new home. Designed by the Mosely Architects of Virginia Beach, the new 143,600-square-foot academic building will house all of the college’s academic units as well as the Dean’s office.  When completed, this will be the largest academic building on campus.

The state-of-the-art space will feature a 90-seat tiered classroom, multiple collaborative learning spaces for student use, office space, integrated inquiry environments and the CHBS Advising Center. It will also feature a mock trial/moot courtroom, a television studio, a forensic laboratory, and an Emergency Management Center.

“The construction of the new building brings the university closer to its goal of providing Radford University teaching facilities that match the excellence of the instruction taking place at RU," said Dean Kate Hawkins.

Nestled between Muse Hall and McConnell Library, the new building will feature Georgian architecture facing the main campus. The Main Street side of the building will have a contemporary flair. There will also be a landscaped courtyard.  

S.B. Ballard, of Virginia Beach, is the construction management firm overseeing the project.  Within construction already underway, the new CHBS building is scheduled to be completed by 2016 at the cost of $52.8 million.