Cultural Landscapes Research Database

The Center for Cultural Landscapes’ research database provides easy access to a rich archive of primary source material, maps, documents, photographs, reports, and studio work related to specific sites in Virginia and beyond from students and faculty at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. For instructions on how to upload resources click here.

You can browse the collection by site below:


Downtown Mall


Preston Avenue

Rivanna River

Vinegar Hill

Virginia Food Heritage Project

If you have questions or material to be considered for inclusion, please email Graduate Research Assistant Heather Courtenay at

Fellowships & Internships

Grants, Scholarships & Awards

UVA School of Architecture is pleased to announce Claire Eager (UVA English Ph.D.) as the first recipient of the annual UVA Richard Guy Wilson Prize for her dissertation chapter, “Complicit Paradise. Invasive Species and Collaborative Design in Donne and Bedford’s Twickenham." The selection committee awarded an Honorable Mention to Matthew Scarnaty (UVA M.Arch, MLA) for his project "Over the Tracks: Cultural Landscapes of Urban Food Production." 

Symposia, Conferences & RFPs  

The City of Charlottesville has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Downtown Parks Master Plan. Charlottesville City Council resolved at its meeting of February 6, 2017 to transform the City of Charlottesville's public spaces in keeping with the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Race, Memorials and Public Spaces (BRC) to change the narrative in Charlottesville by telling the full story of race through public spaces.  This effort to complete the history of race in our City will affirm the City's commitment to truth, freedom and equity. To that end, the RFP seeks proposals to develop a master plan for the boundaries of Justice Park (formerly Jackson Park) and Emancipation Park (formerly Lee Park) in Downtown Charlottesville. To view the RFP click here.