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Under Construction

It often seems that everywhere around Grounds, new buildings are taking shape. This sampler of major projects, either under way or recently completed, provides a snapshot of the University’s changing landscape.

South Lawn, Phase I

Michael J. Powers (Col ‘74)

The Basics: Connected to Central Grounds by a 100-foot-wide by 300-foot-long panel of lawn that crosses above Jefferson Park Avenue, this complex of classrooms, offices and common areas will be the home for the study of history, politics and religion. Phase II of the project will include a complete renovation of New Cabell Hall.

Completion Target: November 2010

Cost: $105 million

Architect: Moore Ruble Yudell with Glaserworks

Arts Grounds

Michael J. Powers (Col ‘74)

New and expanded buildings will surround a landscaped “Arts Common,” providing a center for the creative arts. Plans also call for an Arts Gateway at the corner of Emmet Street and Ivy Road that will include an art museum, studio theater and concert hall.

1. Campbell Hall Additions

The Basics: Designed by two faculty members, this expansion adds 13,000 square feet of space in two locations at the home of the School of Architecture.

Completion Target: Spring 2008

Cost: $15 million

Architect: SMBW Architects with W.G. Clark and William Sherman

2. Drama Building Expansion

The Basics: Plans include the 300-seat, thrust-stage Ruth Caplin Theatre, a 100-seat studio theater and a media studio for sound and film work.

Completion date and cost have not yet been determined. Pictured location and design are tentative and likely to change.

Architect: William Rawn Associates

3. Ruffin Hall

The Basics: Provides classrooms, offices and studios for teaching painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, performance art and digital media.

Completion Target: July 2008

Cost: $25.9 million

Architect: Schwartz/Silver Architects

Rouss Hall Expansion

Michael J. Powers (Col ‘74)

The Basics: The McIntire School of Commerce returns to its original home on the Lawn after a complete renovation of Rouss Hall and the addition of the 132,000-square-foot Robertson Hall. Together, the facility totals 156,000 square feet and is designed to encourage interdisciplinary learning and faculty-student interaction.

Completed: January 2008

Cost: $58.3 million

Architect: Hartman-Cox Architects

Health System

Michael J. Powers (Col ‘74)

In addition to buildings already under construction, the Health System is planning the Emily Couric Cancer Center, a $74 million facility that will be located across from the University Hospital and is slated for completion in fall 2010. Near the cancer center, ground breaking for the Barry and Bill Battle Building at UVA Children’s Hospital is expected in 2010.

1. Claude Moore Nursing Education Building

The Basics: The School of Nursing is expanding its undergraduate program to help address a severe shortage of nurses, and this 32,000-square-foot building provides much-needed space. In addition, McLeod Hall will be renovated.

Completion Target: May 2008

Cost: $15.6 million

Architect: Bowie Gridley Architects

2. Claude Moore Medical Education Building

The Basics: Designed for technology-enhanced teaching methods, this building will feature a training center with patient simulators to teach complex procedures to medical students, residents and emergency medical technicians.

Completion Target: Spring 2010

Cost: $35 million

Architect: CO Architects

3. Carter-Harrison Research Building

The Basics: Devoted to research on vaccine therapy, immunology, infectious disease, cancer and other areas of biomedicine, this 200,000-square-foot building helps fill a shortage of laboratory space at UVA.

Completion Target: March 2009

Cost: $84.1 million

Architect: Henningson, Durham & Richardson