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

“The Essence of a Cemetery Landscape”
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“The Essence of a Cemetery Landscape”

Originally written for American Cemetery Magazine by Ron Wolfe, AIA in December, 2006 while with SMBW Architects in Richmond, Virginia. The original article has been republished here with written permission of the publisher, Kates-Boylston. A serendipitous meeting in 1847 by two men from Richmond, Va., led to one of the most important civic landscapes in that … Continue reading

New York artists open Gallery in Danville
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New York artists open Gallery in Danville

Wayne Dobson and Sally Susan Popu were very active in the Brooklyn art community when they discovered Danville on a trip to Southern Virginia to look at old farmhouses available for restoration. There were no galleries in the city when they arrived. The couple purchased a building on Union Street, created a visible street level … Continue reading

Jefferson’s Modern
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Jefferson’s Modern

Mike Welton, architectural writer and publisher of Architects+Artisans will host a guided and detailed tour of Jefferson’s Poplar Forest retreat on Saturday, June 18th. Was Thomas Jefferson America ’s first modern architect? The form of Poplar Forest was unprecedented here in its time. The design is widely considered to be Jefferson’s Magnum Opus – his … Continue reading