Topic: Grounds & Buildings

Infrequently Asked Questions

Infrequently Asked Questions

We’ve got answers, even if nobody was asking.

Even if you’re not physically strolling the Lawn, let this list of UVA fun facts bring you back, in multiple small ways, to life on Grounds.

July 16, 2018

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

Bud Life

Bud Life

A look at springtime in the pavilion gardens

Along winding walkways and serpentine walls, our photo essay leads you down the gardens’ paths.

Summer 2018

Celebrating University Hall

Celebrating University Hall

Reliving some of the arena’s memorable moments before it’s demolished in 2019

U-Hall was home to UVA basketball for 41 years. Celebrate some of the sports victories and other highlights in this retrospective.

May 9, 2018

A Place to Remember

A Place to Remember

A new space between Clemons and Alderman libraries provides a place for students to reflect.

Spring 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

Tom the Builder

Tom the Builder

Sure, Jefferson had the big idea for the University, but he also sweated the small stuff, brick by brick.

Thomas Jefferson was a visionary leader--and a meticulous construction manager.

Spring 2018

Batter Upgrade

Batter Upgrade

Davenport Field gets $18 million overhaul

Davenport Field is undergoing a major renovation, which includes 1,000 more seats; a 5,000-square-foot development center with batting cages and pitching mounds; a field-level club area; and more.

Winter 2017

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

Enslaved Laborers Memorial Approved

Enslaved Laborers Memorial Approved

The Freedom Ring memorial, a representation of the University’s relationship with slavery, is expected to be completed by the Bicentennial in 2019.

Fall 2017

Summer on Grounds

Summer on Grounds

When all goes well, life at UVA in the summer is quiet. But that doesn’t mean things aren’t happening. Here’s a snapshot of some of what happened on Grounds this summer.

August 16, 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

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Highlights

Looking back on tragedy

Looking back on tragedy

Mike Leinbach (Arch ’76, Engr ’81) led the extraordinary effort to piece together the space shuttle Columbia just days after he gave the go-ahead at its launch.

Infrequently Asked Questions

Infrequently Asked Questions

Even if you’re not physically strolling the Lawn, let this list of UVA fun facts bring you back, in multiple small ways, to life on Grounds.