Wednesday, March 21 - The Rotunda is closed due to inclement weather.
The ongoing renovation of the University of Virginia’s Rotunda is not limited to the building itself; it also extends to the landscape around it. The east and west courtyards and the north terrace all are being re-envisioned by award-winning landscape architect Laurie Olin, recipient of the 2013 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture. Founder of the firm OLIN, his work includes designs of the Washington Monument grounds in Washington, D.C. and New York City’s Bryant Park. MORE
In addition to the new capitals atop the Rotunda’s columns, the University’s centerpiece will receive new clocks – the latest chapter in an interesting history of timekeeping in the Academical Village. MORE
Once renovations are complete, the Rotunda will host expanded study hours three nights per week, and more during exam periods. Classes will also meet regularly there for the first time since the late 1930s. MORE