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VCU Rice Center Named Project of the Year

By Iva Radman
VCU InSight

The VCU Rice Center has been name the Region’s Overall Project of the Year by Midatlantic Construction Magazine. The “Best of 2009” Awards Program recognizes the center for its exceptional design and construction.

“The Walter L. Rice Education Building blends exceptional design with careful construction,” according to a news release by the magazine. “It is the first building in Virginia to be awarded the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED platinum certification, and received 54 out of the required 52 credits.”

The $2.8 million research center is located on 342 acres on the north bank of James River in Charles City, Virginia. The center was opened in 2008.

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