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Kelly Hall

Kelly Hall, the headquarters of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science

Kelly Hall on a cloudy day
Kelly Hall houses the institute's administrative offices and collaborative research space for injury biomechanics, biomedical engineering, nanoscience, and other topics.

Opened in 2009, Kelly Hall serves as the headquarters for ICTAS and encompasses 99,411 square feet of laboratory, office and conference room space supporting interdisciplinary, collaborative research efforts at the university. Specifically, it houses the Materials Characterization Laboratory and the Helmet Lab. It is located on the Virginia Tech campus at the corner of Turner and Stanger Streets. 

The building is named in honor of Hugh and Ethel Kelly. Mr. Kelly was a double alumnus of Virginia Tech, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering. He went on to work at AT&T’s Bell Labs, where he played key roles in groundbreaking projects, including the 1962 launch of the Telstar communications satellite. Following his death in 1989, Mrs. Kelly generously supported the College of Engineering as a way of honoring her husband’s legacy.  

 Address: 325 Stanger Street, Blacksburg, VA 24061 

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