The north sideAs a post-modern architect, Stern designs works that relate to their context. Here four pavilion-like units are added to the north and south ends (the south isn't shown) of an earlier dining hall; each unit has a peaked roof and small cupola. Although the Lawn, designed by Jefferson, is more than a mile away, Stern alludes to this "academic village" with its classical pavilions.
|"Detailing is a mixture: the columns and entablature are relatively straightforward, inspired by Jefferson's use of the Tuscan order, though the exact source is Willliam R. Ware's The American Vignola" (Brownell 430).|
|Stern's addition was joined to an earlier Modernist dining hall designed and built in the 1970s by William and Tazewall. The center image shows the earlier structure; it is on the left in the left and right photographs.|
|Like the balustrades at the Lawn and Monticello (both soon to be added to this site), Chinese Chippendale decorative screens are used. On this side (the north) a brick podium supports the addition whereas a one-story loggia supports the south end, which has a lower grade level.|
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