James McNeer Hall – Science & Technology Building

Richard Bland College, Petersburg, Virginia

The James B. McNeer Hall Science and Technology Building is the first new academic building on the campus since the college was founded in 1960.  The approximately 53,000-square-feet, three-story building is home to biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics classrooms and laboratories; academic computing facilities; seminar rooms; faculty and administrative offices; and faculty and student lounges.  The new building completes and serves as a terminus for the academic quadrangle on the south campus. The curved façade provides visibility of the main entrance to pedestrians crossing Carson Road from the north campus, on axis with a primary pedestrian thoroughfare from the east.  Classrooms, laboratories, and offices within the building enjoy views of the preserved pine forest to the west and the academic quadrangle to the east.