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Projecting Fellows, a free, virtual, five-evening symposium hosted by the University of Virginia School of Architecture, launches Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 and proceeds weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 pm EST through February 2nd, 2021. The event series brings together the 2019-2020 class of fellows from American architecture schools to explore a cross section of emerging interests in the discipline and the vehicle of the fellowship project.
The 2018 BDA Prize (Charlottesville: Identity & Design) seeks proposals for a site-specific work of public art that will successfully embody the values and aspirations of a diverse community. We seek proposals from artists, architects, designers, and citizens that will offer ideas for an artistic, cultural, social, political, or ecological foundation that a community may build upon for the future.
The end of the War of 1812 left the young United States of America awash with nationalist fervor. In the following years, the world’s first modern republic experienced unprecedented growth and prosperity; it was not without reason that the period came to be known as the “Era of Good Feelings.” It was into this epoch of unbridled national pride that Thomas Jefferson, one of the country’s founding fathers and its third President, introduced his master plan for the University of Virginia: an architectural manifestation of the Enlightenment and republican ideals he had helped cultivate.