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Holden Hall Renovations Chronicle

Holden near and far
July 3, 2021 - Holden construction viewed across the drill field and from a town hillside.

Join us in following the construction progress on Holden Hall. We will periodically post photos here. You can read about the project in this article published in the Fall 2018 edition of the Virginia Tech Engineer. Click on the drawing to the right to see a live camera view of the construction progress. This is not a video. You will need to refresh your screen periodically. Check out this time-lapse video of construction from the beginning to now!  Note: it may take several seconds for the video to load. Click the play button if it doesn't start automatically.

May 26, 2021 Inside Tour

October 7, 2020 Topping Ceremony
September 2020 Steel is rising higher
August 12, 2020 Steel beams are going up! 
July 29, 2020 Site Tour
July 17-18, 2020 ASPE Erector Arrival and Assembly
June 30, 2020 Take an Insider's Tour!
May 10, 2020 Follow along on a construction site walking tour


Packing up
Empty Halls
empty offices
empty labs
Xray equipment

With Holden Hall empty, the Virginia Tech Police Department (VTPD) used the space to conduct training exercises. The VTPD Emergency Response Team practiced rescue tactics, focusing on building entry and room searches. These photos were taken with the permission of Corporal Jason Miller. 

VTPD training

Drawing of rear view of Holden as seen from Hahn. Drawing by SmithGroupJJR 

A variety of naming opportunities for Holden Hall are available, ranging from $50,000 and up. If you would like to learn more about these opportunities, please contact Emily Hutchins, Director of Development. Email:; Phone:  (540) 231-4066 

Steven White Doodles

Starting in August 2020, VT News daily emails began featuring sketches by Steven White, who is on the University Relations design team. His sketches appear at the end of the daily mails. Shown above are two recent doodles from August 26 and September 30.  Thanks Steve! 

Meet the Doodler