As the University’s most extensive period of construction since the 1970s continues, several buildings have opened their doors to students and faculty, while others are slated for completion within the next year. In addition to the buildings listed below, changes around Grounds include renovations to Garrett and Newcomb halls, a 1,700-square-foot expansion to the University Bookstore above the central parking garage, and the ongoing replacement of the Alderman Road residence halls.

Jefferson Scholars Center
Project Cost: Unavailable
Architect: VMDO
Completion Date: April 2010

Surrounding a courtyard, three interconnected buildings house the Jefferson Fellows Center, Foundation Hall and the foundation’s administrative offices. With spaces to study, teach and conduct research and lectures, the buildings encourage the interaction among Jefferson Fellows, graduate students from a wide array of academic disciplines.

Bavaro Hall
Project Cost: $37.4 million
Architect: Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Completion Date: July 2010

Located between Ruffner Hall and Emmet Street, this 64,149-square-foot, four-story building nearly doubles the space previously available to the Curry School of Education. Centralized faculty offices and clinics, conference rooms and a courtyard garden will enhance Curry faculty members’ ability to collaborate on projects and interact with students.

South Lawn Project—Phase I
Project Cost: $105 million
Architect: Moore Ruble Yudell with Glazerworks
Completion Date: August 2010

A 100-foot-wide, landscaped terrace across Jefferson Park Avenue connects the South Lawn Project with Central Grounds. The complex’s new academic buildings, Nau and Gibson halls, will house the history, politics and religious studies departments. The buildings are connected by a conservatory—with three-story glass walls—that contains lounge spaces and a café.

Rehearsal Hall
Project Cost: $12.7 million
Architect: William Rawn Associates
Completion Date: May 2011

The Cavalier Marching Band will have a new home in this 16,400-square-foot rehearsal hall on Culbreth Road. The facility will contain a 4,000-square-foot rehearsal room, multipurpose practice and teaching areas, instrument storage and administrative space.

College of Arts & Sciences Research Building
Project Cost: $88.9 million
Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Completion Date: August 2011

Intended primarily for chemistry and biology research, this five-story, 100,000-square-foot building’s modern laboratory facilities—including wet lab and low-vibration space—will help relieve the increasing shortage of laboratory space on Grounds. It is connected to the existing chemistry and biology buildings with pedestrian links.

Rice Hall—Information Technology Engineering Building
Project Cost: $76.3 million
Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Completion Date: August 2011

Rising from the corner of Whitehead and Stadium roads, this six-story, 100,000-square-foot information technology engineering building will provide space for computational research and student projects, classrooms, research laboratories, offices and a 150-seat auditorium for the School of Engineering.

Medical Center Projects

In addition to the numerous construction projects in various places on Grounds, the University continues to improve existing medical facilities and build new ones.

McLeod Hall—which housed the Nursing School for nearly 40 years until the opening of the Claude Moore Nursing Education Building—is undergoing an extensive renovation. A $59 million, six-story addition to the University Hospital will add 72 patient rooms by early 2012. The Barry and Bill Battle Building, projected to cost $75 million, will become the UVA Children’s Hospital’s new home on West Main St. Groundbreaking on the six-story building is expected in 2011.

Claude Moore Medical Education Building
Project Cost: $40.7 million
Architect: CO Architects with Train and Partners
Completion Date: May 2010

This five-story structure consolidates medical education programs currently scattered across Grounds and creates a central entrance to the School of Medicine. Among the building’s amenities are robotic simulation rooms where students will be introduced to emergency, obstetric and operating room experiences.

Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center
Project Cost: $74 million
Architect: Zimmer-Gunsul-Frasca Partnership
Completion Date: April 2011

This 150,000-square-foot building will house comprehensive outpatient services for adults diagnosed with cancer, consolidating oncology treatment and diagnostic services currently located throughout the Medical Center. The building includes a 29,000-square-foot, unfinished fifth floor for future expansion.