New Facilities to Greet Returning Faculty and Students at University of Virginia

August 21, 2008

Aug. 19, 2008 — Students and faculty members returning for the fall term will find several new facilities on Grounds, as the University continues to improve infrastructure and expand to meet their needs. Three of the new buildings making their debuts this fall will host classrooms and faculty offices and one is a residence hall.

Campbell Hall Expansion

The southern and eastern additions to Campbell Hall have been completed, providing the School of Architecture with 13,000 square feet of additional office, classroom and exhibition space. The $15.6 million project also included new landscaping on the south and east sides of the building.

The southern addition creates 26 offices and two classrooms in a two-story, steel-frame structure. The eastern addition is a tall, thin, concrete structure serving as the new face of the Architecture School. From the east, school will have a presence on Rugby Road, with reception, review and exhibition areas. An elevator and staircase tie the building together vertically and there are versatile open presentation and exhibition spaces.

Claude Moore Nursing Education Building

The $15.6 million Claude Moore Nursing Education Building increases the classroom and faculty office space for the School of Nursing, to accommodate an increase in enrollment. The main entrance is located at the high point of the site on the 15th Street, with a second entry at the south end of the building opposite the main entry to McLeod Hall. The lower two floors of the 32,000-square-foot building include standard lecture halls, classrooms and academic offices. The upper two floors include faculty offices, conference rooms and the dean's suite.

Ruffin Hall

Home to the studio art program of the McIntire Department of Art, the $25.9 million Ruffin Hall contains studio spaces for painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, papermaking, digital art and photography. A gallery, faculty offices and seminar rooms will also be housed in the building.

The three-story, 42,000-square-foot building has grade-level entrances to each floor due to the steep slope on which it is constructed. There will be a major entrance to the top floor from Bayly Road on the east, a second floor linkage with Campbell Hall on the west, and a primary entrance to the lower floor from Culbreth Lane on the north side.

Kellogg House

Named after Robert Kellogg, an English professor and former dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences who taught at U.Va. for 42 years, this Observatory Hill residence hall houses 194 first-year students and nine resident staff members in double-occupancy rooms. The $18.8 million, 54,000-square-foot building will include student rooms, common rooms and public service areas.

Kellogg also served as president of Brown College at Monroe Hill and chairman of the English Department. Kellogg, who retired in 1999 and died in 2004, had an interest in student residential life.

-- Matt Kelly