The new facilities of the Darden School were ready in 1996. These facilities (referred to as Phase I) were designed by Robert A. M. Stern and include classrooms, offices, common areas, a library, and executive residences. Phase II, completed in 2002, was designed by the architectural firm of Ayers Saint Gross, and includes the Darden Center with an auditorium, dining room, and offices; a parking garage; and additions to earlier buildings. See page 3 for the Ayres Saint Gross Phase II designs.|
Views of the main buildingLike most post-modern architects, Stern alludes to earlier buildings, although his borrowings are often straight-forward, not ironic. This central classical building alludes to Jefferson's architecture, (the architect of the original University of Virginia campus) though less to the "academical village" than to the simple Doric portico of George Divers House outside of Charlottesville.