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University of Virginia
Ruth Caplin Theatre
Charlottesville, VA

Following our firm’s Arts Precinct Master Plan, completed in 2001, this 24,000 project features a new 300-seat multi-use Theater. Designed to heighten “thrust” experience (with audience surrounding the stage on three sides), the new venue also accommodates film, and dance. The project provides a new transparent facade (in front of the existing Drama Building) fronting on the Arts Quad, a steeply sloping green space that is the heart of the Master Plan. The building is fully integrated into the hillside, and is capped by a vegetated roof terrace. This glassy “Theater in the Landscape” fosters strong connections among the Arts disciplines that surround the quadrangle. (24,000 s.f.)
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