May 13, 2016 – August 19, 2016
East Wing Gallery, 1st floor Campbell Hall, Charlottesville VA
RODE's work with Harvard Art Museums is being featured in the Inaugural UVA School of Architecture Alumni Exhibition “Living-Learning Environments. Twenty first century speculations on the academic village” The inaugural alumni exhibition at the School of Architecture showcases a wide range of innovative work of our alums from the past ten years that have re-defined higher education living and learning environments.
In the 1960s and 1970s, American college campuses—like American suburbs—grew quickly, through dispersed spatial patterns and in the form of single-function zones. Today, students, faculty, staff and alumni want their campuses to provide community as well as a place to educate and be educated. Campus buildings and landscapes should be attractors, spatial invitations to linger, to dream, to gather, to converse, to discuss and debate. They should afford urbanity—the effects of mixed uses, walkable campuses, places that inspire individual and collective discovery, compelling public spaces, ecologically-performative campus landscapes—regardless of the university’s location in a city, a suburb or small town.
This exhibition highlights the diverse ways 51 UVA School of Architecture alumni are contributing to and changing the conversation about the programming, planning and design of living-learning environments in higher education. Reimagining and reinterpreting the concepts of our Academical Village for a twenty-first century university.