Award of Merit - Higher Education/Research

Photo courtesy Barton Malow Co.
This facility achieved LEED Gold certification.

The University of Virginia's South Lawn Arts and Science Complex consists of an interconnected academic building complex with classroom, office, and commons space. The 115,000-sq-ft facility is considered a signature building on campus, as it was designed and constructed in a manner that extends Thomas Jefferson's designs for the school's iconic lawn.

The LEED-Gold building's strategic location makes it a vista point and fulfills Jefferson's original intent for the lawn to provide students with a view of the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains.

Key Players

Owner: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Contractor: Barton Malow Co., Charlottesville, Va.

Architect: Moore Ruble Yudell, Santa Monica, Calif.

Civil Engineer: Patton Harris Rust & Associates, Harrisonburg, Va.

Structural Engineer: Weidlinger Associates, New York

MEP Engineer: Dunlap & Partners, Richmond, Va.

Submitted by:

Barton Malow Co.