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VUU Contracts with KEI Architects to Design Living and Learning Center


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Shena L. Crittendon
Virginia Union University
1500 North Lombardy Street
Richmond VA. 23220
Phone: (804) 342-3851
Fax: (804) 257-5868

                                    VUU Contracts with KEI Architects to Design Living and Learning Center


 Dr. Claude G. Perkins, President of Virginia Union University and Mr. Robert Easter, President at KEI Architects sign the contract designating KEI as the firm which will design the Robert J. Brown Living and Learning Center on Virginia Union’s campus.


Dr. Perkins and Mr. Easter seal the deal with a handshake.

(Richmond, VA) – Virginia Union University today signed a contract with the KEI (Kelso & Easter) Architecture, Landscape and Interior Design Firm, based in Richmond, VA to design the planned Robert J. Brown Living and Learning Center.

According to Dr. Claude G. Perkins, President of Virginia Union University, “We felt that KEI was the best fit for the University as we embark upon this endeavor. The firm provided the conceptual design for the Living and Learning Center and has a great understanding of our vision for this facility. Their experience, knowledge of and history with VUU; their proximity tothe project site; and our confidence in their ability to deliver the project on time, within budget, and with sufficient project management, were assets that made them the best choice for us.”

Added Perkins, “This is a major step for us. The Living and Learning Center brings another dimension to our historic campus. It will be another landmark on the Virginia Union campus and the only facility of its kind on the north side of Richmond. We’re delighted to have local architects spearheading this project.”

Kelso & Easter, Incorporated is a multi-disciplinary architectural design firm with experience in a wide range of project types ranging from commercial, medical, religious, recreational and institutional architecture.


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