Comparative VCU buildings
Pictured are two buildings built around the same time as Rhoads Hall. Cabell Library, built in 1968, and the Pollak building in 1970.
The Pollak art building located on Harrison Street is a modernist building made of brick and concrete. The building sits on four columns, and in the center is an interior courtyard. In the last few years a green roof was added to improve environmental efficiency.
Cabell Library, at 901 Park Avenue, was built in 1968 and made mostly of concrete. The feel of this building is gray and massive. Cabell Library is currently under construction. The plans for the new library will increase space by 93,000 feet, with more room for student use vs. space for materials. Providing the current building with a facelift to allow light in, with the addition of glass windows. This will allow the passerby to see the activity within.