Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center
Portsmouth and Suffolk, Virginia
The 2007 Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center (2007) is a 32-acre education, technology and research campus straddling Suffolk and Portsmouth. Buildings include VMASC, 2 stories; MAST 1, 3 stories; and Tri-Cities, 2 stories. The Tri-Cities Center is an office, classroom, and research facility. The architectural design includes a glass atrium that is both the central meeting area and technology showcase. The exterior brick walls and roof planes are accentuated to create the impression of moving, dynamic surfaces representative of modeling and simulation. The building won the HRACRE (Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate) Award of Excellence for Best Institutional/ Public Building in 2008.