Architecture Students Build Their Design With Help From Charlottesville
Community Building Suppliers
3, 2000 -- Forging a new relationship with Charlottesville
area professionals in the building industry, students at the University
of Virginia School
of Architecture are putting theory to practice. Supported by
a fellowship grant from Allied Concrete and The Ready-Mix Association,
undergraduate and graduate students designed, researched and investigated
traditional as well as innovative masonry and concrete materials
and methods, and are in the process of building a student work terrace
adjacent to Campbell Hall.
project is important because it bridges the separation between academe
and practice," said assistant professor Patricia Kucker, who
has spearheaded the project in collaboration with visiting assistant
professor John Maze. "The students confront issues of design
and their relationship to the building process. The practical experience
of students participated at various stages of the project.
built project is inspired by one students design from a 1999
summer fellowship study. Students began construction last fall and
continued work this summer.
Lorber, president of Allied Concrete donated time and all the concrete
used in the project in addition to financial support and consultation
during the entire process. During the fall semester of 1999, Lorber
invited students to visit Allied Concrete to work on detailing and
material investigations. Under his supervision they learned how
to finish concrete and work with steel reinforcing. Other local
business who contributed to the project are Advanced Concrete Foundations
Inc., Luck Stone, Carolina Builders and Quality Welding.
a paved work area covered by a canopy as well as storage areas and
an uncovered area, the terrace provides students an outdoor space
adjacent to the studios where they can work on large-scale projects.
on the project has evolved over time. Plans are in the works for
landscape architecture students to design and execute a landscaping
project Web site is http://www.arch.virginia.edu/build.
Jane Ford, (804) 924-4298