David Neuman is the Architect for the University of Virginia, a World Heritage Site. “A beautiful campus is defined by a sense of order, though this doesn't necessarily mean right angles,” he said. “There should be a green space, an area of respite that is not immersed in the day to day. And the architecture should be compatible with both the scale of other buildings and the students whose endeavors they house.” At UVA, the Jeffersonian academical village possesses all of these aspects in the form of an orderly arrangement of brick buildings, dignified in scale and married by the surrounding lawns and gardens.
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