Location: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va
Client: Donleys, LLC
Architect: Robert A.M.Stern Architects
The 65,000-square-foot Bavaro Hall is located on a steeply sloped site on Emmet Street, at the western perimeter of the University of Virginia's historic Central Grounds. Manganaro was awarded the contract to build the masonry exterior of the building by Donley's, Inc. The work was completed in 2009 and 2010.
Meeting the challenge of creating a brand new facade that blended seamlessly into the historic character of the University envisioned by Thomas Jefferson two centuries ago was no small feat. Manganaro craftsman employed historic techniques such as the use of flemish bond pattern, along with modern ideas including the steel supported jack arches that line the courtyard and windows. Among the well appointed details are towering, round brick columns and traditional brick colonnades that unite Bavaro Hall with the existing Curry School facility.
Manganaro utilized a combination of traditional and powered platform work decks to build the veneer, CMU back up and the liquid-applied air barrier. The installation was complicated by the need to preserve traffic for vehicles and pedestrians along busy Emmet Street, as well as maintaining access to the existing Curry School building.