Here’s a photo gallery showing construction of the Virginia Tech Student-Athlete Performance Center and the Merryman Center expansion project.
Please note that the photos were taken in early April, and construction has progressed since then.
For more on the projects, scroll down after the gallery.
Both projects are scheduled for completion in the Fall of 2020.
Virginia Tech Student-Athlete Performance Center (SAPC) Notes
The Virginia Tech Student-Athlete Performance Center (SAPC) project is a $20 million project to renovate and expand the entire fourth floor and a portion of the third floor of the Jamerson Athletic Center. The result will be a nutrition center to meet the needs of Virginia Tech athletes, with meal offerings designed to provide performance-based nutrition and serving the athletes near their training and performance spaces. The shared eating space will also promote camaraderie among athletes from different sports.
According to Virginia Tech, “This project includes a complete renovation and expansion of the fourth floor of the Jamerson Center, construction of a balcony cantilevered from the fourth floor, and a new elevator tower. The project will provide approximately 17,000 square feet for dining, nutrition, recruiting, donor hospitality, and allow for a seamless transition to the Cassell Coliseum concourse.”
Below are concept drawings from various sources that have been published during the design process. Note that the design continues to evolve and change, and renderings of varying appearances have been produced in the last few years. Each image may be clicked for a larger version, which will open up on a separate tab.
Merryman Center Expansion Notes
The Merryman Center expansion project is an approximately-$4.5 million project to expand the existing weight-training area (from 6,900 square feet to 12,700 square feet), create upstairs football position meeting rooms (4,400 square feet), and add a refueling station (650 square feet).
Below are the most recent concept drawings that were released on Virginia Tech Athletics Twitter accounts depicting what the interior and exterior renovations of the Merryman Center will look like.