Ruffner Hall is certainly not one of U.Va.’s architectural marvels. Born in the same era that brought us the (old) Alderman Road dorms, many were relieved when the handsome new Bavaro Hall largely blocked its view from Emmett Street.
Lack of aesthetic appeal aide, though, it’s a critically important facility for the Curry School of Education. So when it closes in January for an 18-month, $20 million renovation (Ted Strong of the Daily Progress did a nice piece on the plans here), Curry is going to face a little chaos. In fact, the chaos is already starting, as people and offices begin to move out of an 84,000-square-foot building they have called home since the early ’70s.
School administrators hope to bring some order with a blog, “Renovating the Ruff.”
To which we can only say, good luck!
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