The University of Virginia


Under Jefferson's original plan, the lawn of his University would become an "academic village," with housing for both faculty and students. Each professor would be housed in one of ten unique pavilions on the Lawn, which would serve both as the scholaršs home and as his school. Students would live in smaller, more modest rooms which line the promenade between the pavilions. Viewing classicism as the most appropriate architectural vocabulary for the young republic, Jefferson designed the pavilions to be a means of instruction in themselves. "They would be ten different models of taste and good architecture, & of a variety of appearance, no two alike, so as to serve as specimens for the architectural lectures." [University of Virginia]


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