A large crowd gathered on Friday to celebrate the opening of the latest hotspot to grace Charlottesville’s famous Corner district: the University of Virginia’s new state-of-the-art student center.
Known simply as 1515, the student center – located in a renovated building that dates back to 1896 – consists of three floors of specially designed spaces where students can relax, hold meetings, study, socialize and put on performances. Each aspect, from the layout to the furniture, was designed in a collaborative effort among students, University officials and Nalls Architecture, headed by alumnus Robert Nalls.
The gleaming facility was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, and a large grand opening celebration was held on Friday.
Join UVA Today as we explore the new building and see how each floor of 1515 has something unique to offer students through photographs by Jack Looney.