Topic: Grounds & the Physical Plant
Excavation uncovers a dilemma: Should the colonnade be the bright white of our time or the unpainted tan of Jefferson’s?
Tom the Builder
Thomas Jefferson was a visionary leader--and a meticulous construction manager.
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.
Reflecting on UVA Anniversaries Past
Take a look back at how the University has celebrated big anniversary milestones.
October 16, 2017
A Classroom as Big as the Lawn
Through architecture, Jefferson hoped students would gain a sense of design, order and beauty.
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.
Fighting Fire with Fellowship
The UVA community reclaims a higher Grounds, seeking to supplant images of angry torch-bearers with scenes of peace.
August 17, 2017
When Hate Came to Town
Officials, alumni condemn violence in the name of hate on Grounds and in town.
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
Old vs. new, UVA past vs. UVA future: North Grounds gives a nod to Jeffersonian design, but at a distance.
The quiet spaces inside UVA’s 14 libraries take on new relevance in the digital age.
Virginia’s Curry School of Education climbs in the rankings; a new student center opens on the Corner; and a Grammy Award-winning producer visits Grounds.
How well do you know Grounds?
Think you know UVA’s Grounds? Take our 15-photo quiz to prove it!
May 17, 2017
Pigments of Your Imagination
Let our adult coloring book help you find your happy place. We have just the place in mind. A few of them, in fact.
Theatre of the Macabre
Jefferson’s Anatomical Theatre gave way to grave robbers, the student Cadaver Society and, eventually, the wrecking ball.
JPJ Gets Upgrades for ACC Network
UVA’s athletics department has been renovating and expanding its production facilities in John Paul Jones Arena in order to meet technical specifications for the new ACC Network.
New Housing, Health Center Set for Brandon Avenue
One of the most centrally located streets around Grounds is getting a makeover that aims to benefit students for years to come.
At a Crossroads
What had once been a cluster of small businesses on the outskirts of the University is set to become part of a corridor that beautifies and unifies Grounds.