Rice Hall: UVA cuts ribbon on $65 million smart building


This building is a welcome addition to the columned architecture one sees in abundance at UVA. This, along with the dormitories near Observatory Hill, is a visionary work, and does justice to Jefferson the innovator, not the pseudo rotunda at Darden, or the tacky, motel-lite design of the South Lawn. Ruffin Hall is another fine architectural addition. Unfortunately the new design for the art museum was axed as too modern.