Bryan Hall , University of Virginia

Michael Graves

The front (south facade) from an angle

Whereas Stern's versions of post-modernism are pretty cleanly historicist, Graves' are much less so. No one would mistake a Graves' building for one built in an earlier century. Still, here Graves does respect the context, for most of the campus buildings at the University of Virginia are red brick with white trim; and the lattices along the loggia are Chinese Chippendale (seen in both the Lawn and in Stern's Observatory Hill Dining Hall Addition).

Views of the front

The site for this building housing the English department is strange and cramped. "The McIntire Amphitheater (1921 by Fiske Kimball and Warren H. Manning) is to the north, visible as the lower colonnade in Graves's north elevation" (Brownell 428).

Work Cited: Charles E. Brownell et al. The Making of Virginia Architecture. Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1992.

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