Clark Selected to Build Virginia Foundation for Public Media, Richmond Headquarters

April 15, 2024


Virginia Public Media has awarded Clark Construction the new Virginia Foundation for Public Media, Richmond Headquarters project in Richmond, Virginia.

The new state-of-the-art headquarters will be a five-story, 54,000 square foot building that will include news and radio broadcast studios, podcast and music recording studios, and administrative, conference, and meeting spaces. In a separate building, ground-level retail will be attached to a five-story parking garage between the Virginia Public Media (VPM) Headquarters and retail building.

This new facility will support VPM in its mission to be a public resource for insightful programming in arts and culture, history, science, news, and education. A portion of the building, including a rooftop space, will be used for community and special events that will enrich and educate all ages.



The new audio, television, and digital production studios will expand VPM's role as a critical partner to families, educators, and caregivers in Virginia, facilitating continued access to free, high-quality programming and educational content.

In the Summer of 2024, the project team is expected to break ground in the Historic Monroe Ward in the heart of downtown Richmond. The location was carefully chosen based on its community accessibility and ability to meet the technological needs of the media group.

The project team consists of SMBW as the project architect and Dunbar as the structural engineer. The project is scheduled for completion in the Winter of 2025 and designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.