The Office of the Architect for the University (OAU) provides an integrated methodology for planning and design excellence by creating and improving a model academic environment consistent with UVA's status as one of the leading public universities in the world. 

The office is organized  by professional disciplines: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Program Planning, Land Use Planning, Sustainability Planning, and Historic Preservation. 

The Office of the Architect is proud to be one of the pioneering offices at UVA to participate in the Green Workplace Program. 




Contact Information:
The Rotunda, S.E. Wing
PO Box 400304
Charlottesville, VA 22904-0304
Tel: (434) 924-6015
Fax: (434) 924-6014
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ABOUT OUR STAFF 

Luis Carrazana, LEED AP

Luis Carrazana is a Senior Facilities Planner for research and clinical programs at University of Virginia, with over sixteen years of higher education and campus planning experience. His interest and focus during this time has been with the planning and design of technically and programmatically complex projects, and with aligning the academic and strategic plans of an institution with its capital and physical resources. Luis previously served as Associate Director for Capital and Physical Planning at the University of California, Riverside, and as Health Systems Facilities Planner for the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center.

 

Senior Facilities Planner

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Linde Groover

As Senior Administrative Assistant to the office, Linde Groover is responsible for an array of administrative duties, financial and HR assistance, and special projects work. Prior to working at UVA, Linde was a Teach For America corps member in St. Louis, Missouri and the Executive Director of a small non-profit foundation. She holds a Master of Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a BA in Biomedical Ethics from the University of Virginia, where she was an Echols Scholar and Lawn Resident. 

Senior Administrative Associate

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Brian Hogg, LEED AP

Brian Hogg has primary responsibilities for the development of guidelines for the restoration and upkeep of the Academical Village and of the numerous historic facilities studied in the 2007 Historic Preservation Framework Plan. He also has oversight of all historic structure reports and capital projects associated with adaptive reuse of historic buildings. He has participated in the renovation of Garrett Hall and the renovations of Pavilions II, IX and X. His current projects include the renovations of New Cabell Hall and the Rotunda. He has a BA in Art History and French from the University of Virginia and an MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University. Prior to returning to his alma mater, he was a member of the regulatory staff of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission for 17 years, finishing as Director of Preservation.

 

Senior Historic Preservation Planner

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Mary Hughes, FASLA, LEED AP

Mary Hughes has served as the University Landscape Architect since 1996. After graduating Mary serves as co-director of the Historic Landscape Institute, an adult education program jointly sponsored by UVA and Monticello, featuring the Jefferson landscapes of central Virginia as laboratories for applying historical horticulture and preservation practices. She is the co-editor with Charles Birnbaum of a book, Design with Culture: Claiming America’s Landscape Heritage, which chronicles the origins of the landscape preservation movement in the United States. In 2012, she was awarded the Lagasse Medal from the American Society of Landscape Architects for conservation and stewardship of the public landscape.
 

University Landscape Architect

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Mark Kutney

Mark Kutney has responsibility to determine the nature of historic fabric; to oversee daily maintenance activities in the Academical Village and other historic facilities; and, to help develop the preservation skills of all crafts working on historic structures, as well as managing the University’s collection of fine and decorative arts on view in the historic buildings. He has a BS in Biochemistry from Pennsylvania State University and is a graduate of the Smithsonian Institute’s Furniture Conservation Training Program. He was employed as a conservator by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation from 1995-2005. In that capacity, he was involved in the treatment of a wide range of collection materials, from architecture to folk art, including one of the earliest printing presses in the country. His skills in analyzing historic building materials and construction methods will help to inform future renovation and restoration projects, and will ensure that the significant buildings on the Grounds are treated in a manner consistent with their historic status.

 

Conservator

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Julia Monteith, AICP, LEED AP BD + C

As a professional planner, Julia Monteith, specializes in the planning and stewardship of campus environments. Trained as both an architect and a landscape architect, her focus is on integrated planning and design, particularly in the realm of sustainability. She is skilled in collaborating with project teams and leading decision-making among diverse client groups and stakeholders. Julia has extensive experience in developing complex strategies for land use, urban design, and precinct level plans addressing major institutions across the United States and is currently the Senior Land Use Planner for the Office of the Architect. She previously worked as a private consultant with Sasaki Associates and as a campus planner at UC Berkeley.

Senior Land Use Planner

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 Bill Palmer, LEED AP

As the GIS Planner, Bill Palmer assists the Senior Land Use Planner and provides general mapping, graphic design support and geographic analysis. Prior to joining the Office, Bill was a GIS (geographic information systems) Analyst for TEC, a private consulting firm, in the environmental field, specializing in large-scale infrastructure and construction project planning. Mr. Palmer holds a Masters of Planning and a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia.
 

GIS Planner

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 Melanie Price

Melanie Price joined the Office of the Architect as the Office Manager in 2013 and is responsible for Budget and Fiscal Management, Human Resources and Office Management. Prior to joining the OAU she served as the Fiscal Administrator in Arts & Sciences Development. Before joining the University, she was the Office Manager for a franchise company in Northern Virginia.

Office Manager

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 Constance P. Warnock, LEED AP

With the University of Virginia since 1993, Connie has worked in Facilities Planning and Construction as a design architect, a project manager, and on many historic preservation projects in the Academical Village. As the Assistant University Architect with the Office of the Architect. Connie works on a wide variety of academic projects as well as projects for the departments of Athletics, Housing and Dining, as well as at the UVA College at Wise. Appointed by the Governor to the State Art and Architecture Review Board in 2006, Connie advises on the artistic character of buildings and works of art funded by the state or located on state property.

Assistant University Architect

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Helen Wilson, LEED AP

Helen Wilson has served as Landscape Architect in the Office of the Architect since 2000. She has a Masters of Landscape Architecture and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Architecture, both from the University of Virginia. Helen serves the University by providing landscape architectural design for Grounds, overseeing project implementation, reviewing plans and assisting in management of outside consultant design services. She manages implementation of the annual Grounds Improvement Fund projects.

Assistant University Landscape Architect

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Amy Yancey

Amy Yancey is the Executive Director for Development of the Jeffersonian Grounds Initiative. She directs all aspects of fundraising for historic preservation at the University of Virginia. She is currently raising money to renovate the Rotunda and developing a strategy and communications plan to raise more than $200 million to renew the Academical Village and build its endowment. Amy has twelve years of experience in higher education development. Previously, she served as director of development and alumni relations for the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, and earlier, she worked at the University of Tennessee in development and external relations. Amy holds a BA in philosophy and an MS in plant sciences with a minor in agricultural economics, both from the University of Tennessee. 

Executive Director
Jeffersonian Grounds Initiative

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