The project greatly increases Virginia Tech’s already sizeable footprint in Northern Virginia and will integrate with significant undergraduate expansion in computer sciences and software engineering planned for the Blacksburg campus.

Approximately 60,000 alumni live in the region, and Virginia Tech maintains seven facilities and operates programs in Old Town Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church, Leesburg, Manassas, and Middleburg.

The Innovation Campus

The Innovation Campus will be located on U.S. Route 1 at National Landing in Alexandria near Potomac Yard on Blackstone-owned land. Virginia Tech has entered into an memorandum of agreement with developer Stonebridge Associates Inc. and the City of Alexandria to expedite the construction process.  

The 1 million-square-foot campus is a revolutionary model for graduate-level education that fuses academics, research, and industry. This unique mix of academic and research space, co-located with business and industry partners where students and faculty live and work, will be a collaborative magnet for leading tech talent, research, and education.

It will include:

  • 300,000 square feet of academic space and cutting-edge R&D facilities.
  • 250,000 square feet of partner space dedicated to startups and corporate facilities.
  • 350,000 square feet of housing space for students and faculty.
  • 100,000 square feet of retail and support spaces.