The Rotunda and Beyond: Recent Historic Preservation at the University of Virginia

Date & Time

May 31, 2019 @ 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.


Alumni Hall, Ballroom
211 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, VA, 22903



Since completing renovations to the Rotunda nearly three years ago, the preservation staff at UVA has been busy with many other projects in and around Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village. Jody Lahendro, Supervisory Historic Preservation Architect with UVA’s Facilities Planning & Construction, will briefly review the Rotunda project before presenting many of the recent historic preservation projects at their various stages of design and construction. These newer projects include renovations to Pavilion VIII, restoration of Jeffersonian flat roofs, research of historic exterior paint colors, renovations to the President’s House on Carr’s Hill, restoration of the Lawn colonnade columns, and the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers.


Jody Lahendro

Supervisory Historic Preservation Architect, Facilities Management Department

Joseph Dye Lahendro has been a Historic Preservation Architect in UVA’s  Facilities Planning & Construction Department for more than nine years, managing work on the University’s more than 100 designated historic buildings, including the Academical Village. Previously he had his own architectural practice in Richmond for eighteen years, specializing in historic preservation, restoration and adaptive reuse. He also served as preservation architect for the Taliesin Preservation Commission as it began its charge to preserve Frank Lloyd Wright’s home in Spring Green, WI. Lahendro received his bachelor of architecture degree from Virginia Tech, and his master’s in architectural history from UVA.