In discussion yesterday, we talked about how the grounds of UVA are continually reaching out into the surrounding areas of Charlottesville. But is the University simply moving outwards? Or is the city of Charlottesville also moving in? I feel that one of the great things about UVA is the relationship we have with the surrounding community and the partnerships we have with its several institutions. Not only does the community offer us many resources (churches, markets, restaurants, etc.), but the University also gives a lot to our neighbors (the art museum, concerts, sporting events, festivals). I think the fact that UVA isn’t a closed campus and does have “fingers” stretching out into Charlottesville extends the relationship we have with the city, when compared with gated or closed campuses. By simply allowing the flow between the two systems, there is naturally a desire to collaborate and connect with each other.
UVa | A R C H 2013
Permeable patches of UVA grounds