S+G Help Improve the Achetypal American Campus
The University of Charlottesville in Virginia has appointed a team lead by Michael Vergason Landscape Architects with support from S+G to develop a new landscape masterplan to replace a 1998 landscape masterplan by the same practice.
Previously called the “Garden university of America” in the early 20th Century, the university is based on the plan and educational philosophy developed by Thomas Jefferson. This most archetypal example of an American university campus has since also become the only American university campus to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
S+G have contributed to the 2017 landscape masterplan by developing concepts for the improvement of the network of open spaces including the great lawn, the gardens and streets that the university believes will continue to form the core of the university identity and the connective tissue between UVA and the City of Charlottesville.
UVA Landscape Masterplan
Concept - and Landscape Design
Michael Vergason Landscape Architects
University of Virginia