Following remarks by Virginia Tech President Tim Sands, John Lawson, CEO of W.M. Jordan Company and a Virginia Tech alumnus, said his inspiration for the park was the Blacksburg-based Corporate Research Center. Lawson is a namesake of the university’s Myers-Lawson School of Construction. He and others are shown in this one-minute video from the opening of Building One @ Tech Center, future home of the Virginia Tech Newport News Center.

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