May 3-9, 2002
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Letters -- letter from Eugenio Schettini
Hot Links -- Office of the Architect
Graduate assistants receive teaching awards
Summer camps to keep kids busy
Politics 101: Gov. Warner addresses students

Editor:

I read with interest the article about the new Cavalier Central (Inside UVA, April 12) and am pleased with the warm reception of our project. I would like to be sure that other contributors are given credit as well.

The project [located in Carruthers Hall] was planned and designed in house by the Design Group, part of Engineering and Design Services of Facilities Planning and Construction. Amy Forbes, Allied Member ASID, and Keith Payne, of the Design Group, produced the drawings and details from sketches that were produced from our several meetings with the registrar and her staff. Forbes also assisted in the selection and specifying of the architectural finishes. The project represents a cooperative effort among the many departments at Facilities Management. Leonard “Spike” Weeks, Mike Gibson and Jerry Moore of Contract Administration assisted in contracting the various trades who constructed the Cavalier Central. Danny Mawyer and the renovation crew framed and laid out the complex geometry of the elliptical entry. Robert Campbell and the cabinet shop built the counters and casework. Gene Bellomy and the lock shop installed and adjusted the hardware on all the doors. Ed Denby and the fire protection staff wired all the new alarms and detectors. Robin Mongold, who was hired independently by the registrar, provided furnishing guidance and cubicle layouts for the registrar’s area behind the counter and wall.

As mentioned in the article, the project’s success would not have been possible without the cooperation and active involvement of Carol Stanley, Yvonne Hubbard, Kenneth Sinarski, and their staff. They were gracious, understanding and open to exploring design possibilities. They should also be commended for keeping their collective sense of humor while enduring working in a construction zone for six months, yet maintaining their operations.

Thank you for this opportunity to give credit where credit is due.

Sincerely,

 

Eugenio Schettini, AIA
Design Group Architect


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