The University of Virginia was designed by Thomas Jefferson (aided by William Thornton and B.H. Latrobe) as an 'academic village'. It is situated in the plain below Jefferson's own home, Monticello, and became a model for the development of later American university campuses.
"The campus plan consists of a wide, rectangular, tree-lined open space, on each of the longer sides of which are ranged five double-storied pavilions with Classical, columned porticoes...these are linked to one another by low colonnades...the central space is terminated at one end by the university library (modeled on the Roman Pantheon). --Sir Banister Fletcher's A History of Architecture, p.1235-6.
Keywords: United States, Virginia, institutional buildings, school buildings, mansonry. Submitted by Aimee Moore for ARCH/LARCH 200.