CHBS Building

In August of 2016, the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS) moved into its new home.  Designed by the Mosely Architects of Virginia Beach, the new 143,600-square-foot academic building houses all of the college’s academic units, as well as the Dean’s office.  The CHBS building is the largest academic building on campus.

The state-of-the-art space features a 90-seat tiered classroom, multiple collaborative learning spaces for student use, offices and research spaces for faculty and staff use and the CHBS Advising Center.  It also houses a mock trial/moot courtroom, a professional quality broadcast studio, digital video and audio editing facilities, a forensic laboratory, and an Emergency Operations Center.

Located between Muse Hall and McConnell Library, the new building features Georgian architecture facing the main campus. The Main Street side of the building has a contemporary flair.  There is also a landscaped courtyard adjacent to the building’s Starbuck’s.

S.B. Ballard, of Virginia Beach, was the construction management firm that supervised the construction of the building.  

Largest Building On Campus

At 143,600 square feet, this will be the largest building on campus.  The School of Communication along with the departments of Criminal Justice, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, the Office of the Dean, and the CBHS Advising Center will share this extraordinary academic complex.