What do the Cavalier Inn, Brandon Avenue, and UHall have in common?

Date & Time

November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


180 McCormick Road
Charlottesville, VA



*NOTE: LOCATION UPDATE* New Location: Newcomb Hall Theater, located on the Lower Level of Newcomb Hall, which is next to the University Bookstore and the Central Grounds Parking Garage. Central Grounds Parking Garage is open on a first-come, first-served basis for $15 per car.


Have you asked: “Where is the Cavalier Inn?”, “What’s happening on Brandon Avenue?”, or “Uhall is gone, say what?” If you have been pondering these or other questions about changes you may have noticed on Grounds, then this More Than the Score talk is for you. The Architect for the University, Alice Raucher, will share updates on current and future planning projects on UVA’s Grounds. Join us for answers to your most probing questions.


Alice Raucher

Architect for the University of Virginia

As Architect for the University of Virginia, Alice J. Raucher oversees University-wide land-use and campus planning projects, advising the Board of Visitors on the development of the University’s capital planning and design guidelines, as well as specific building design guidelines. She oversees the architectural design of all capital projects and provides professional guidance on the selection of consultants associated with planning, building, and landscape projects. Ms. Raucher oversees the renovation and restoration of the University’s historical structures and works with the University Advancement office on the Jeffersonian Grounds Initiative to enable thoughtful stewardship of the Academical Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ms. Raucher previously served as Senior Architect, Major Projects Planner, and Chair of the Design Steering Team for Yale University’s Office of Facilities Planning, Construction and Renovation. During her tenure at Yale, Ms. Raucher oversaw and held key roles on many high-profile capital projects that included the 590,000-square-foot New Residential Colleges building project, the largest development in Yale’s recent history; the design of the Greenberg Conference Center; the renovation of and addition to historic Ingalls Rink; and the restoration of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. She directed the University Commons and Old Campus Master Plans, the planning and design of the Yale School of Management, and the Yale Health Center. She was part of the core team to secure the second largest gift in Yale’s history toward the development of the Schwartzman Center, an innovative campus center in the historic University Commons building.

Before joining Yale University, Ms. Raucher held senior positions at notable architecture firms based in New York City and managed several significant restoration and renovation projects, including preparations for the centennial celebration of Carnegie Hall and the renovation of Union Theological Seminary. She also held faculty positions at New York Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Design and Syracuse University School of Architecture, including serving as Director of the school’s Florence Program in Italy.

Ms. Raucher earned a bachelor’s degree in studio art and art history from Queens College of the City University of New York and her Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University School of Architecture. She is a registered architect in New York, Connecticut, and Virginia, and holds NCARB certification. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Association of University Architects, and holds Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification.