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Meeting Information

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
BOARD OF VISITORS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE

June 13, 1997
1:00-2:00 p.m., East Oval Room, The Rotunda


I. CONSENT AGENDA

A. EASEMENT (VIRGINIA POWER) HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER PARKING GARAGE FOR 600 VEHICLES -- The Buildings and Grounds Committee will consider a resolution for an easement to Virginia Power to facilitate the construction of the Health Sciences Center Parking Garage for 600 Vehicles.

B. EASEMENT (CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE) HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER PARKING GARAGE FOR 600 VEHICLES -- The Buildings and Grounds Committee will consider a resolution for an easement to the City of Charlottesville to facilitate the construction of the Health Sciences Center Parking Garage for 600 Vehicles.

C. EASEMENT (CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE GAS DIVISION) CHANCELLOR STREET-UNIVERSITY AVENUE INTERSECTION -- The Buildings and Grounds Committee will consider a resolution for an easement to the City of Charlottesville Gas Division for the extension of a gas transmission line at the Chancellor Street-University Avenue intersection.

D. EASEMENT (CFW Wireless) Fan Mountain -- The Buildings and Grounds Committee will consider a resolution for an easement to CFW Wireless to allow access across University property on Fan Mountain.

E. UNIVERSITY REPRESENTATIVE TO THE ART AND ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD - The University's representative to the Art and Architectural Review Board is Mr. Kenneth Schwartz, an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture. Mr. Schwartz has asked to be relieved of his appointment. Dean McDonough and Mr. Samuel A. Anderson recommend that Judith A. Kinnard, an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture, be the new representative.

F. POLICY REVISION -- The Buildings and Grounds Committee will consider resolutions to update Board policies on Buildings and Grounds Design Review and on Use of the Rotunda. The Board's Ad Hoc Committee on Policy Reform examined these policies and determined that revisions were required. On April 12, 1997, the Ad Hoc Committee on Policy Reform referred the policies to the Buildings and Grounds Committee for revision.

II. ACTION ITEMS

A. Preliminary Design, Health Sciences Library Basement Development and Renovation -- The project involves the development of 11,310 gross square feet in the basement and the renovation of 59,110 gross square feet on the first and second floors. The Board approved the schematic design at its April 11, 1997 meeting. There are no major changes to the design.

B. Schematic AND PRELIMINARY DESIGN, Student Health Center Addition and Renovations -- The project will provide an addition of 11,383 gross square feet and will renovate 6,061 gross square feet in the building. The Board approved the Architectural Design Guidelines at its February 7, 1997 meeting. The guidelines call for the addition to be located on the south side of the building and for its form and materials to blend inconspicuously with the existing structure.

C. Schematic Design, Campbell Hall Addition -- The project will provide offices for faculty, support staff, and graduate teaching assistants and will restore studio space to its original use. The Board approved the Architectural Design Guidelines at its June 10, 1995 meeting. The addition will be a working laboratory utilizing the latest technology for energy generation and sustainable design.

D. Architect Selection, Biomedical Engineering and Medical Science Building -- The building will be a new state-of-the-art wet laboratory research building housing 150,000 gross square feet with two levels of below grade structured parking for 125 vehicles. The architect selection process has begun and will be completed during the week of the June Board meeting. Thirty firms from around the country submitted letters of interest and qualifications. The Screening Committee reviewed the proposals and identified a short list of seven firms for further consideration. All seven firms are nationally recognized with extensive experience in research laboratories, health care, and higher education academic facilities.

III. REPORTS BY THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

  1. Pavilion I Balcony Collapse -- The Buildings and Grounds Committee met on May 27, 1997 to hear a report on the collapse of the balcony at Pavilion I. The committee will receive an update on the issues discussed at the May 27th meeting.

  2. Rotunda Improvements -- The University has begun several initiatives to maintain the Rotunda and improve its facilities. They include work on the dome, in the Lower East Oval Room, on the stairs, to the entry, and on the decks adjacent to the Rotunda. Mr. Murray Howard, the Curator and Architect for the Academical Village, will make a presentation. A copy of his report is in the notebook.


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