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Transforming a University of Virginia Mansion Into an Elegant Institution

Mitchell/Matthews Architects & Planners, Nielsen Builders

Project Name

Transforming a University of Virginia Mansion Into an Elegant Institution

Project Status

Built

Year Completed

2008

Construction Cost

$501,000




Room or Space

Architectural Detail

Style

Historic

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Project Description

Challenge: Transform a dilapidated turn-of-the-century mansion into a larger home for the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. The building was suspended on pylons so that the foundation could be restored and the basement rebuilt. 

Judges appreciated:
 the structure’s elegance.

See list of all 2008 RDA winners

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