Topic: Architecture

Say Goodbye to U-Hall

Say Goodbye to U-Hall

Sports facility to come down by 2020

University Hall, the former home to the basketball programs and the venue of legendary concerts, will be demolished to make room for additional sports fields.

Summer 2018

Color Bind

Color Bind

As preservationists uncover the Lawn colonnades’ original hue, a question arises over what’s right—the bright white of our own time or the oatmeal tan of Jefferson’s.

Excavation uncovers a dilemma: Should the colonnade be the bright white of our time or the unpainted tan of Jefferson’s?

Spring 2018

A Classroom as Big as the Lawn

A Classroom as Big as the Lawn

Jefferson wanted students to learn all the angles

Through architecture, Jefferson hoped students would gain a sense of design, order and beauty.

Fall 2017

North of Eden

North of Eden

How North Grounds pays homage to Jefferson’s vision, but at a distance

Old vs. new, UVA past vs. UVA future: North Grounds gives a nod to Jeffersonian design, but at a distance.

Summer 2017

Theatre of the Macabre

Theatre of the Macabre

Jefferson’s anatomical building advanced UVA medical education—at a price

Jefferson’s Anatomical Theatre gave way to grave robbers, the student Cadaver Society and, eventually, the wrecking ball.

Spring 2017

Studio Space

Studio Space

A look at architecture students at work in a changing habitat

Take a look inside the A-School’s changing, bustling collaborative workspace, where students spend many hours eating, breathing and (sometimes) sleeping architecture.

Spring 2016

Presidential Treatment

Presidential Treatment

After studying at Thomas Jefferson’s university, a number of UVA graduates get the preservation bug

After studying at perhaps the most architecturally famous school in America, a number of UVA graduates have gone on to work at presidential places and end up preserving more than just buildings.

Fall 2015

Imagination Without Limits

Imagination Without Limits

Fri Forjindam works hard at helping others have fun

Alumna Fri Forjindam imagines the fantastic, then brings it to life at amusement parks.

Fall 2015

Nesting

Nesting

Inspired by bird dwellings, architecture alumnus envisions lofty homes

Architecture alumnus Michael Perry draws inspiration from birds to design new homes—that attach to the sides of other buildings.

Fall 2015

The Sounds of the City

The Sounds of the City

Architecture professor records sounds of New York

Architecture professor Karen Van Lengen launches a virtual library of New York City sounds.

Summer 2015

Capital Replacement

Capital Replacement

A How-To Guide

Here’s how 16 intricately carved blocks of marble—each weighing more than three tons—were swapped out.

Spring 2015

Monticello Redux

Monticello Redux

An 100-year-old Jefferson aficionado builds a Monticello replica in Connecticut

A centenarian in Somers, Connecticut, has built a replica of Monticello next to his own estate.

February 19, 2015

Easy Does It

Easy Does It

Laser system monitors delicate work on the Rotunda

How do you excavate underneath a 200-year-old building that’s the centerpiece of a World Heritage site? Very, very carefully. And with lasers.

Winter 2014

Better Living Through Architecture

Better Living Through Architecture

UVA's Center for Design and Health is working to improve environments around the world

The School of Architecture's Center for Design and Health studies ways to improve the design and planning of buildings and environments for human health.

Fall 2014

The Tactile Library

The Tactile Library

Fine arts library creates a new collection of building and design materials

In a small, windowless room in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, a new library collection is growing. The room’s shelves are lined with boxes of all...

Fall 2014

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Highlights

Making the Scene

Making the Scene

Lear deBessonet (Col ’02) and Jon Provan (Col ’09) are proving themselves in New York theater

Pardon Our French

Pardon Our French

Founder’s Day, Paris 1919, the great party after the Great War, where they sang the “The Good Old Song” in what passed for French.

Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation

Alumnus brought his Broadway talents to Charlottesville to direct and choreograph A Chorus Line.