University of Virginia: School of Architecture

School of Architecture Work Exhibits at CitySpace (January 1-30)

Type: News

City Space is located in the Charlottesville Community Design Center at 100 5th Street Northeast

Jan. 1-19 Design Research Studios School of Architecture University of Virginia

The University of Virginia School of Architecture is leading design education with a new format for teaching studios. Upper level research studios in both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs are consistently devoted to researching a specific architectural topic or approach to design and led by a faculty(s) for a 3-5 year period.  Work being exhibited is a small sampling of students projects coming out of the Fall 2012 Design Research Studios.


Guest leader: Adriaan Geuze (West 8)

This is the second edition of an ambitious experiment in an all-school, a collaborative and interdisciplinary, design workshop involving the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, as well as being open to the Departments of Urban and Environmental Planning and Architectural History.

Water, which connects much of the School’s work across all four disciplines and all six research themes, will be the subject of the workshop.  The focus of the workshop will be theRivanna River corridor in Charlottesville, particularly between Woolen Mills (in the City) and Pantops (in the County).  The Rivanna River serves both to collect much of the region’s stormwater runoff and to separate these two communities from each other, along with their political entities, the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.  The Rivanna River also provides most of Charlottesville’s water supply and future demands with regard to quantity and quality must be considered.  The geographic focus for this year’s workshop is the Rivanna River corridor beginning with Pen and Darden Towe Parks and extending downstream to Moore’s Creek and the I-64 bridge.

The Rivanna River is a community resource of vital importance to the entire region of Central Virginia across its 42 mile run, with a watershed of hundreds of square miles. So the workshop will highlight the awareness that local actions have broader consequences, reaching ultimately to the James River (at Columbia) and onward to the Chesapeake Bay.

Published: January 18, 2013