UVA School of Architecture Additions
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UVA School of Architecture Additions

The UVA School of Architecture occupies the north face of Carr’s Hill tucked behind the university President’s estate and the classical Fralin Museum of Art, placing it completely out of view from Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village. Nearly all that has been built at UVA since Jefferson, became a tortuous attempt at mimicking the genius of … Continue reading

Zen Pavilions Create Calm for Patients
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Zen Pavilions Create Calm for Patients

  by Will Scribner, FAIA | SMBW PLLC The new clinic for Affiliated Dermatologists of Virginia is an intentional departure from the typical Richmond medical facility. The complex was conceived as a pair of Zen pavilions in a partially wooded landscape, spare and elegant in their design. The site solution preserves the tree canopy along … Continue reading

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Covington Farmer’s Market

Marie and Keith Zawistowski, the designers of the Arritt Farmhouse featured here earlier this year have led the design/buildLAB studio at Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design to design and build a farmers market shelter in Covington, Virginia.  Using locally sourced materials, pine, oak, and locust wood, and prefabricated components, the structure appears as … Continue reading

VMFA Shortlisted for the RIBA Lubetkin Prize
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VMFA Shortlisted for the RIBA Lubetkin Prize

Rick Mather + SMBW’s design for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has been shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architect’s Lubetkin Prize which honors built projects beyond Europe of exemplary design excellence. The VMFA is competing with Sir Norman Foster’s Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. From The Architect’s Newspaper     Continue reading

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Maya Lin to be 2011 Thomas Jefferson Medalist in Architecture

Maya Lin will receive the 2011 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture at UVA in April. The School of Architecture will host a public talk by Maya Lin April 13 at 10 a.m. in Old Cabell Hall Auditorium. Her deeply humane and even spiritual work spans the disciplines of landscape design, sculpture, art, and architecture. … Continue reading