Historic Preservation

The Office of the Architect for the University (OAU) has primary responsibilities for the development of guidelines for the restoration and maintenance of the Academical Village and all other historic facilities. This includes oversight of all historic structure reports, and participation in capital projects associated with the renovation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings. We also have the responsibility to determine the nature of historic fabric, to conserve decorative arts and provide guidance in the programmatic activities in the Academical Village and other historic buildings and landscapes. In 2012, the University of Virginia, along with Monticello, celebrated the 25th anniversary of the inscription of the Rotunda and Academical Village into the UNESCO World Heritage List.