For Office of the Architect, University of Virginia
Heritage Landscapes developed a thoroughly researched cultural landscape report for the 45-acre Academical Village conceived in 1800 by Thomas Jefferson, and recognized as a National Historic Landmark and World Heritage Site. Our work for a Academical Village Cultural Landscape Report Part 1, and a NPS Historic American Landscape Survey (HALS) included:
This analytical report documents the intricate spaces that comprise the historic core of the University of Virginia, affirming integrity despite nearly continual change and adaptation as a functioning component of an active campus, informing future Academical Village preservation and compatible change into the future. The research findings and synthesis provide a rich source of information, and reference into the future, to honor the landscape legacy of the University of Virginia and to inform the ongoing stewardship of the Academical Village landscape. The HALS documents provide the detailed history, evolution and current landscape records for wide public access through the Library of Congress.
WORKS UVA Academical Village Cultural Landscape Report Part 1, 2013; NPS Historic American Landscape Survey (HALS) report, 2017.
Heritage Landscapes, Preservation Landscape Architects & Planners, lead with Rivanna Archaeological Services, and UVA InternsQUOTES:
“Here was buried Thomas Jefferson of Author of the Declaration of American Independence of the statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom and Father of the University Virginia.”Jefferson chose to cite his founding of the University of Virginia as a life work to remember him by.
The terraced Lawn, framed by buildings, displays high integrity to the Jefferson era.
1914 campus modeling by UVA interns based on documentary evidence and plans by Heritage Landscapes.
The North Lawn Pratt gingko tree serves as a witness to more than a century of university life.
UVA Academical Village HALS cover page with campus evolution plans, and locator maps.