ICTAS: Kelly Hall
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 inter-disciplinary, collaborative research efforts at the university. 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.