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UVA Bookstore Expansion

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Bowie Gridley Architects' expanded The University of Virginia's Bookstore, located along a prominent entry point into the historic UVA campus above an existing 3-story parking garage.
  • The expansion provided enlarged clothing, computer and technical support departments for the bookstore, as well as additional space for food service, new staff offices and storage
  • Established a unified composition with the existing masonry clad-garage façade and the adjacent Memorial Gymnasium, while giving a stronger presence to the building
  • The BGA Team was responsible for feasibility planning as well as full design services for the project, which opened on time for the Fall semester of 2011
  • The project is pursuing LEED Silver certification.