The UVA family in Charlottesville kicked off the Bicentennial weekend with a gathering at the new Three Notch’d brewery at IX Art Park. The evening brought together 350 Wahoos and friends where appetizers, craft beer, and a champagne toast to Mr. Jefferson was enjoyed by all!
Louis Nelson, Associate Provost for Academic Outreach and Professor of Architectural History, School of Architecture, joined us at the event and spoke about “Making Memories”. The Grounds of the University of Virginia is a landscape dense with meaning. Two centuries of education and everyday life have unfolded here; as a result these sacred Grounds bear those memories in the very fabric of the buildings, monuments, and spaces. As we stand on the brink of inaugurating our next two centuries, we have the pleasure and responsibility of imaging a future for an institution we love and to imagine how our Grounds need to grow and change to accommodate that very hopeful vision.