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The Legacy: An Introduction
The Legacy: An Introduction
The site’s influence derives from the originality of its design, both the overall concept and the multitude of structural and decorative details, as well as from its sheer aesthetic impact.
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Architectural Influences
Architectural Influences
Recognized from its conception as a revolutionary plan the University has been emulated by countless architects. Share examples of these influences here.
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Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University
Guided largely by the vision of the college’s then president, the plan the firm of William Orr Ludlow and Charles Samuel Peabody developed, with buildings flanking a leafy open space, deliberately echoed Jefferson’s Lawn.
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Divinity School, Yale University
Divinity School, Yale University
While the University of Virginia’s brick walls are often popularly associated with the grace of the Old South, one of its most interesting replicas can be found in the heart of New England.
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Salk Intitute
Salk Intitute
Designed by Louis I. Kahn, the Institute recalls more than imitates Jefferson’s Academical Village. The austere central courtyard, with a channel of water running constantly to the Pacific, lies at the heart of a laboratory complex.
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Early Visions
Early Visions
Members of the Boys & Girls Club mentored by University student docents have explored aspects of the Academical Village through hands-on art projects.
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Walnut Hills High School
Walnut Hills High School
A six-year public college preparatory school located in Cincinnati the high school’s building, built in 1931, was inspired by University of Virginia and Monticello.
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Recognized from its conception as a revolutionary plan for an institution of higher learning, the University has inspired countless architects to emulate its sequestered central space surrounded by residential and teaching functions and surmounted by a symbolic central building.