At the heart of the MCV Campus, the James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center is situated at 12th and Marshall streets, where the A.D. Williams Clinic formerly stood. Designed by I. M. Pei’s internationally acclaimed architectural firm, the facility will allow the School of Medicine to pioneer new approaches for training physicians.

The center opens in a milestone year in which the medical school marks its 1838 founding.

“I hear over and over again from our alumni about the incomparable clinical experience they had on the MCV Campus, and how exceptional teaching helped paved the way for their rewarding careers,” said Jerry Strauss III, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the medical school and executive vice president for medical affairs for the VCU Health System. “The McGlothlin Medical Education Center ensures that future generations will have an equally rich educational experience.”

Scroll through and click on any slide below to trace the project from its launch in December 2009 and $25 million leadership gift from James and Frances McGlothlin to its April 2013 grand opening.