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Ribbon cutting and groundbreaking ceremonies at NOVA-Woodbridge

September 9, 2013 8:00 AM

Arts and Sciences Building
Arts and Sciences Building
Workforce Development Center
Workforce Development Center

Campus celebrates opening of new Arts and Science Building

Ribbon cutting for the new Arts and Science Building and groundbreaking ceremony for the new Workforce Development Center. 

State representatives, local officials, business leaders and college administrators, including State Senator Charles J. Colgan; Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey A. Stewart; Prince William Chamber of Commerce President Rob Clapper; Prince William County Department of Economic Development Director of Existing Business George Harben; Virginia Community College System Chancellor Glenn DuBois; NOVA President Robert G. Templin, Jr.; NOVA-Woodbridge Campus Provost Sam Hill and others.

2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 

Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge Campus, 15200 Neabsco Mills Rd., Woodbridge, VA 22191

Arts and Science Building Information:The new building officially opened August 21. It adds 84,000 square feet of teaching and learning space on campus. The building includes eight computer classrooms, a black box theater, a 60-seat lecture hall, two art studios, an art gallery, a computer graphic design studio, three science labs, a CISCO computer lab, 11 general-purpose classrooms, a photography studio with a darkroom, faculty offices, and multiple group study spaces. In addition, the campus’s Gordon Cook Library has a new 7,300 square-foot location in the Arts and Science Building. 

The building’s sustainable and environment-friendly features include a geothermal heating and cooling system, low-emitting glass, two green roofs, sun shading, day lighting, and a rainwater cistern. The college expects the building to be certified as LEED Silver, and is optimistic that it will qualify for LEED Gold certification.

Workforce Development Center Information:
The Workforce Development Center (WDC) will be NOVA’s first comprehensive facility dedicated to supporting the business community by meeting the training needs of its area workers. The WDC will also be a major asset in supporting the economic development goals of the Prince William region and Northern Virginia. 

The 50,000-square-foot building will house three computer training rooms, three general-purpose training classrooms, a cybersecurity lab, a wet lab, and a telework center. The center will also include an 8,000-square-foot, multi-purpose space for formal events, exhibits, and training activities.

Construction is expected to begin in November and be completed by fall 2015. The college anticipates that the WDC will be certified as LEED Silver.
Grimm + Parker of McLean, VA is the architectural firm for both projects, while Whiting-Turner serves as the construction management firm.

Media Contact: Jennifer Gonzalez | 703.425.5839 |