UVA Ruffner Hall Renovation

  • Size: 85,000 SF
  • LEED certified

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Independence Construction
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University of Virginia
McKinney & Company

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This 4-story academic building, originally constructed in 1973, consists of general classrooms, as well as offices and research/meeting space for faculty, staff, and graduate students of the Curry School of Education.

The renovation restructured the existing space for faculty offices and academic programs and create additional classrooms, administrative offices, and student study group space. The main lobby houses a café where students and faculty can grab a quick bite to eat or a cup of coffee between classes.

On the third floor of the renovated facility, the Curry Library and Innovation Commons (CLIC) are used as a study area and for small classes, meetings, and presentations. The space also serves as a computer lab and a library for the faculty.

The project included:

  • Complete replacement of MEP systems
  • Hazardous material abatement
  • Roof replacement
  • Elevator replacement
  • ADAAG compliance
  • Replacement windows with low-emissivity glass
  • Removal and reinstallation of soffits
  • Repair of exterior masonry
  • Replacement of interior finishes

A new entrance opens to the courtyard at Bavaro Hall, a facility for which Independence Construction also served as Construction Manager.

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