BerlinRosen will promote Virginia Tech’s $1B Innovation Campus that will anchor the National Landing District, future home of Amazon’s HQ2 complex.
Tracy Vosburgh, senior associate VP for university relations, said BR will help Virginia Tech “communicate our vision for this world-class campus and help develop new tech talent, disciplines and research that will transform the regional economy.”
Virginia Tech’s commitment to build the innovation campus played a major role when Amazon chose Northern Virginia and Long Island City for its second headquarters last year.
The first class of graduate students will enroll in the fall of 2020 in existing buildings, while the campus with a capacity for 750 master’s degree candidates will be completed in ten years.
The Virginia Tech facility will be located in Alexandria and Amazon’s HQ2 will be situated in the Arlington portion of the National Landing District.
BR, which landed Virginia Tech in a competitive pitch, launched and continues to serve Cornell Tech’s campus on New York’s Roosevelt Island.
The firm’s 40-member education practice represents University of California, Berkeley; Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy; Barnard College and Bryn Mawr College.