Thomas Jefferson Medalist Reimagines Rotunda’s Landscape

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

Switch in Time

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

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We are currently accepting reservation requests through July 31, 2019.

Reservation requests for August– December 2019 will be considered beginning at 9:00 a.m. on March 18, 2019.
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