The University of Virginia’s School of Law began planning efforts for the renovation
of the south end of Slaughter Hall in the summer of 2011. Primary goals for the
renovation were to resolve inadequate office and work areas for admissions and
other administrative and student groups. The scope of the 33,000 square foot
renovation included the demolition and reconfiguration of the first and second
floors and selective demolition and repurposing of some rooms on the third floor
The addition of a new two story lobby pavilion serves as an extension of student
services offices located on the first and second floors, with a connecting
interior stair and roof terrace accessible from the third floor Alumni Lounge.
The lobby pavilion expands into Purcell Garden, an existing interior courtyard
that is currently being rehabilitated.
The project also included the replacement of some exterior windows in the
renovated areas of the first, second and third floors as well as a storefront
system in the Purcell Reading Room. The existing central VAV air handler (AC 1W)
located in the basement Mechanical Equipment Room serves a majority of South
Slaughter Hall and was replaced as part of this project.
Slaughter Hall is an existing building located in the North Grounds Precinct
at the University of Virginia. The building was constructed in 1974 with
major renovations that were completed in 1980 and 1997.
The project was completed in August 2012.