Nathan Alderman

1515, a new student center on the Corner, opened in March. Photo: Stephen Barling

1515 and counting: New student center builds on a patchwork past

Since its construction in 1896, 1515 University Ave. has been a drugstore, a bookstore, a boarding house, the Cavalier Diner and many more incarnations. The building, which opened in mid-March, now pieces together fragments of all its previous incarnations, giving UVA students a new place on the Corner to call their home away from home. […]

The new Environmental Studies Academy building accommodates students learning geology, earth science, biology, horticulture, water chemistry and more. Photo: Ansel Olson

Room to grow: WAHS’ new study space blends indoor and outdoor

It’s tough to squeeze the entire planet into one classroom. But Western Albemarle High School and architects VMDO have come as close as possible with the school’s new Environmental Studies Academy building, which blends indoors and outdoors, classroom and greenhouse. On a 40-year-old Crozet campus last expanded in the ’90s, “there was just no way […]