UVA 1515 Ribbon Cutting
Keast & Hood recently saw the completion of 1515 (aka Lloyd Building), a new student focused space for the University of Virginia. Located in UVA’s corner district, the historic 120 year old building has a long history but was most recently used as a university bookstore and gift shop. Completed with Nalls Architecture, Inc. the building retains a number of historic features while adapting to a more student centered design. Each level of the building is meant to engage and draw students in, from the game room in the basement to the small collaborative areas on the top floor. Members of UVA’s student planning committee provided input that directly impacted major design decisions. Their collaboration with the project architects became key to the success of the space. When the building officially opened in mid-March, students flocked to the new space and immediately utilized all aspects of it from the onsite career services center to the new ground floor cafe, Crumbs on the Corner. We are thrilled to see students enjoying the building once again and are proud to be involved in the development of new, successful spaces for the university.
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