Gifts benefit arena, South
Architects of Charlottesville
Universitys hoop dreams are getting closer to reality
thanks to recent gifts from Paul Tudor Jones II and William
H. Goodwin Jr. Here is an architects rendering of the
new 15,000-seat basketball arena, designed by VMDO Architects
and scheduled for completion in 2006.
major gifts have given new impetus to two of the Universitys
commitments of $10 million from Paul Tudor Jones II of Greenwich,
Conn., and $5 million from William H. Goodwin Jr., a member of
the Board of Visitors,
have enabled the multipurpose sports and special events center
to reach the $75 million mark toward the total cost of $130 million.
addition, an $8.5 million gift from U.Va. alumnus John L. Nau
III and his wife, Bobbie, will make possible a new building for
the history department as part of the South Lawn Project.
commitment by the Houston couple is the largest to date to advance
the South Lawn Project, an ensemble of buildings to be constructed
adjacent to the historic structures on the Lawn.
arena will be built on Massie Road across from University Hall,
U.Va.s current basketball venue. Built in 1965, U-Hall holds
fewer than 8,400 seats and is the smallest basketball arena in
the Atlantic Coast Conference.
its many uses, the proposed arena is designed to provide a new
home court for the mens and womens basketball programs
with seating for 15,000. The new gifts have provided the green
light for construction, which is scheduled for completion in 2006.
recent commitment follows a $20 million pledge made in 2001.
remarkable generosity of Paul Jones and Bill Goodwin exemplifies
their uncommon devotion to elevating both our academic and athletics
programs, said President
John T. Casteen III.
a 1976 U.Va. grad, is chairman of the Tudor Group, a money management
firm he founded in the 1980s. Over the past 15 years, he has given
to many areas of the University.
a member of the Board of Visitors since 1996, is chairman of CCA
Industries Inc. He and his wife, Alice, have given more than $25
million to the Darden School, where he received his MBA in 1966.
Recently, the Goodwins committed nearly $10 million to advancing
innovative cancer treatments at U.Va.
a 1968 graduate of U.Va., and his wife also have been longtime
benefactors. They have sustained efforts to study the Civil War,
and their gifts have benefited building restoration as well as
U.Va.s football program.
helped establish U.Va.s College Foundation and is the incoming
president of the foundations board of trustees and chair
of its development committee.
$160 million South Lawn project will encompass nearly 300,000
square feet of new and renovated space, providing new facilities
for 11 of the 26 departments in the College
of Arts & Sciences. It will accommodate 12,000 student
visits a day.