Study Tour: Charlottesville

  • Date

    Saturday, October 28 2017

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    Join the AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee for a study tour of architectural highlights in Charlottesville, Virginia. After arriving to Charlottesville via charter bus, participants will be divided into small groups to tour President Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello. Following the tour of the home and grounds, lunch will be provided prior to traveling to the historic University of Virginia Academic Village and University staff and students will host tours of the rotunda, lawn, and gardens. Finally, participants will go on a construction tour of the University Hospital Expansion.

    Registration includes breakfast on the bus, lunch, transportation, and admission to Monticello. The bus will pick up and drop off participants at Union Station in Washington, DC. Please bring snacks for the bus, money for incidentals at rest stops and dinner, sketching supplies, comfortable walking shoes, and any other personal items you may need. Be prepared for weather, as portions of the tours will be outside. Important: Participants are required to bring the following personal protection equipment for the construction tour.

    • ANSI approved hard hat
    • Gloves
    • Safety toed work boots that cover ankle at a minimum, 6” height (or hiking-type shoes for use with “OSHA Toes”, slip-on safety toes)
    • ANSI approved safety glasses (eyeglasses do not count)
    • ANSI high visibility clothing/vest
    • Long pants *Exposed legs (shorts/skirts), casual shoes, and exposed toes (heels, open toe shoes), will not be allowed on the job site.*

    Organized by: AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee

    Sponsored by:  and

    After attending this course, participants will be able to:

    • Describe design considerations in the renovation of historic buildings that contribute to the health and wellbeing of building occupants, including material and finish choices that improve the interior;
    • Discuss the key factors involved with coordinating the construction administration efforts required to expand an existing hospital while maintaining its ongoing operations and accessibility for patients;
    • Explain the necessary changes needed in order to bring a centuries old residence up to modern code compliance and to meet ADA standards in order to operate as a commercial institution; and
    • Summarize methods used in the classical campus planning of one the United States’ oldest universities.