The UVa Bookstore is a financially self-supporting non-profit organization that
is owned and operated by the University of Virginia.
Built in 1994, the University of Virginia Bookstore is
located on the 4th level of the Central Grounds Parking
Garage, across from Newcomb Hall on the University of
Virginia Grounds. Prior to expansion, the bookstore occupied two levels and over
45,000 square feet with 34,500 square feet on the first
level and 10,500 square feet on the mezzanine.
Increasing demand had caused over-crowding of the existing facilities and prevented
the Bookstore from maximizing its retail potential.
The capital project extended the main level of the
existing Bookstore westward by building approximately
16,500 gsf atop the existing 3rd level of the Central
Grounds Parking Garage. The expansion contained open
retail space and support spaces. The scope of the
renovation/expansion included necessary tie-ins of
systems and finishes at the western wall.
The UVAB and the parking garage both remained fully
operational throughout construction.
The expansion significantly improved the function
and usefulness of the facility.