Cindy Bither
Administrative Assistant
P: (540) 464-7207
F: (540) 464-7443

111 Smith Hall
Lexington, VA 24450

Construction News

Site work for the Corps Physical Training Facility began in May 2014, with construction scheduled to begin in the summer. The $122 million project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2016.

Phase I of the project includes an $80 million indoor training facility with a hydraulic track, high ropes course, and climbing wall, plus an underground parking deck. Phase II of the project, which will run concurrently with Phase I, will include renovations to Cormack Hall and Cocke Hall. Cormack Hall will be the new home of VMI’s physical education department, while Cocke Hall will serve as a strength training and aerobic fitness facility for cadets, faculty, and staff.


  • Pedestrian Bridge Construction to Require Lane Closures

    LEXINGTON, Va., May 10, 2016 – Construction of a pedestrian bridge from the Virginia Military Institute’s South Institute Hill Parking Lot to the Indoor Training Facility under construction at Main and Diamond streets will begin May 17. The VMI commencement ceremony May 16 will not be affected.Read More →
  • Summer Renovations to Affect Car and Foot Traffic Flow

    LEXINGTON, Va., May 27, 2015 –Both vehicular and pedestrian traffic flow on post will be affected this summer by ongoing renovations that are part of the Corps Physical Training Facilities project. Cormack Hall is expected to reopen by the end of the month, while Cocke Hall will close for renovations as Cormack reopens.  Read More →
  • Cormack Renovation Nears Completion

    LEXINGTON, Va., May 5, 2015 – The completion of renovations to Cormack Hall, just weeks away, will mark a major milestone in Corps Physical Training Facilities project, a $122 million investment in the physical fitness of the Corps of Cadets.  Work continues on the Indoor Training Facility and has just begun on Cocke Hall.Read More →
  • Old Building Moves to New Home

    LEXINGTON, Va., Oct. 10, 2014 – Spectators from the community watched as the historic Knights of Pythias building was moved 100 yards up Main Street to a new permanent location over about 2 1/2 hours last night.Read More →
  • House Razed to Make Way for Training Facility

    LEXINGTON, Va., Aug. 5, 2014 – The Hall-Poindexter House was demolished this morning in preparation for the construction of the new Indoor Training Facility at the intersection of Diamond and Main streets, Phase I of VMI’s Corps Physical Training Facilities project, expected to be completed in July 2016.Read More →
  • Work to Close Maiden Lane

    LEXINGTON, Va., July 3, 2014 – Portions of Maiden Lane will be closed next week as contractors working on the Corps Physical Training Facilities project begin installing conduit for underground utilities. Maiden Lane runs between Letcher Avenue and Main Street beside the office of the VMI Police, and provides access to the South Institute Hill parking lot.Read More →
  • Renovation of Cormack Hall Begins

    LEXINGTON, Va., June 10, 2014 – Site preparation for the Corps Physical Training Facilities Phase II renovation of Cormack Hall is under way.Read More →
  • VMI Breaks Ground for New Track and Training Facilities

    LEXINGTON, Va., May 2, 2014 -- Ground was broken yesterday for Phases I and II of the $122 million Corps Physical Training Facilities. The project, which is expected to take 25 months to complete, will include construction of a new building and renovation of two others on the VMI post.Read More →