G.W.C. Brown Memorial Hall at Norfolk State University

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  • NSU Brown Hall 2

    NSU Brown Hall 2

  • NSU Brown Hall 3

    NSU Brown Hall 3

  • NSU Brown Hall 1

    NSU Brown Hall 1

Location: Norfolk, VA
Market: Higher Education
Owner Type: State Government
Other Tags: LEED
A $55M flagship campus building completed in 2017, G.W.C. Brown Memorial Hall’s energy and resource-efficient design achieved LEED® Gold certification. 

Speight Marshall Francis served as Structural Engineer of Record and Agent 1 Special Inspector for this new
151,899 square foot, 3-story steel framed educational building on the campus of Norfolk State University. Brown Hall features a 45' cantilevered floor system and houses 20 flexible classrooms including Math & Mass Communications,
4 distance learning classrooms, 6 computer labs, 4 observation classrooms, 7 meeting rooms, administrative offices,
4 study areas, 2 student and faculty lounges, 8 audio and video editing suites, a TV studio, a multipurpose black box theater, and a 600-seat theater. A Commonwealth of Virginia project, design documents went through the rigorous BCOM review and approval process (currently known as the DEB-Division of Engineering & Buildings). 

G.W.C. Brown Memorial Hall  

Rendering courtesy of Work Program Architects.

Architects: Work Program Architects and Dills Architects
General Contractor.: SB Ballard Construction Company