What: Ivy Corridor- Transforming the University of Virginia
Presenter: Marshall B. Agee, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Project Manager, VHB
When: Thursday, December 5th, 2019
Time: Lunch is served at 11:45AM
Networking from 11:30AM – 12:00PM
Presentation begins at 12:00PM
Where: Hofheimer Building
2818 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230
Remember: Street Parking is available surrounding the area or attendees are welcome to take the Pulse to the Scott’s Addition Westbound Station or the Science Museum Eastbound Station.
Registration Price: $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Note the price will increase to $40 for both members and non-members at COB Wednesday, November 27th.
PDH: 1 Credit
The University of Virginia, in association with the University of Virginia Foundation, is currently underway to transform an existing under-utilized corridor into a vibrant multidisciplinary hub that will better connect UVA’s Central and North Grounds.
The Ivy Corridor Development at the University of Virginia represents a brand-new district at a significant entry point to the University. Located on the northwest quadrant of the intersection of Emmet St (U.S. 29) and Ivy Rd (U.S. 250), this 15-acre site will support roughly 1 million square feet of development, with a variety of strategic uses ranging from academic space to commercial uses.
Design is currently underway for a hotel and conference center that will replace the recently demolished Cavalier Inn, formerly located on the property. In addition, UVA recently received a $120 million donation, the largest private gift in the history of the University, to fund the School of Data Science, which will be positioned on one of the prominent Ivy Corridor building sites.
A key design element for the project is the incorporation of a meandering stream through the middle of the site, which will discharge into a focal water feature. This unique feature will help achieve a balance between future development and the natural character of the site as it exists today.
The Emmet St/Ivy Rd intersection represents the northern entry point to UVA’s Central Grounds. As such, opportunities to improve the multimodal experience through this corridor have been critical to the progression of the design. The goal is to create an environment that respects all modes- pedestrians, bicycles, transit, cars, and trucks.
To navigate the complexity of the Ivy Corridor development, the design team has leveraged critical thinking skills, quality control, stakeholder management, infrastructure master planning knowledge, and familiarity with UVA requirements to create a cohesive, functional, and attractive design for this iconic location at the University of Virginia.