CCL 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 Central Virginia sites from students and faculty at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. 

The Shared Shelf database is accessible to all UVA users, and is connected to the Fine Arts Library. Base materials such as photographs, reports, course resources, and others can be submitted through the attached form, which can be sent and shared with any UVA user. Questions can be directed to Heather Courtenay at

You can browse the collection by site below:


Downtown Mall


Preston Avenue

Rivanna River

Vinegar Hill

Virginia Food Heritage Project