Liberty University

Strong Partnerships Transform a Campus

Location:
Lynchburg, VA

Owner:
Liberty University

Architect:
Perkins & Orrison, Hurt & Proffitt, Inc.

Size:
$14 M

Delivery:
Subcontractor to Branch Builds

Branch Civil is proud of its ongoing relationship with Liberty University, even more so since it was named by the educational rankings website Niche as one of the top three college campuses in America for 2017.

Since 2012, Branch Civil has worked tirelessly on a multitude of projects for the Lynchburg, VA campus, helping university and city leaders realize their vision to provide students with an outstanding learning and living experience.

The cornerstone of this $500 million campus reconstruction project is the Jerry Falwell Library, which opened early in 2014.  This striking building offers more than 170,000 square feet of space and features a state-of-the-art robotic book retrieval system.  Branch Civil provided subcontracting to our fellow Branch Group Company, Branch & Asssociates, Inc. for work on the building named after the founder of Liberty University, the late Reverend Jerry Falwell.

As part of the University’s vision to provide excellence in recreational opportunities for students, Branch Civil was the Design-Build Contractor for a new NCAA Division I Women’s Fast Pitch Softball Stadium.  The Lady Flames take their softball seriously, so it was imperative to meet the exacting specifications of coach and former Olympian Dr. Dot Richardson.  It is considered among the finest collegiate softball stadiums in the nation.

Elsewhere across this growing campus, Branch Civil provided mass earth moving and early grading for the university’s new Science Hall, as well as support work for the School of Music, a new baseball field, and improvements to the University Quad residence halls.  Branch Civil also performed a realignment of Regents Parkway, the main perimeter road around campus.

Liberty University is the fastest growing institution of higher education in Virginia, and it contributes more than $350 million to the Lynchburg economy.