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The University of Virginia Arboretum and Landscape Committee

ABOUT THE COMMITTEE

BACKGROUND

When the Arboretum and Landscape Committee was created in 1949 by President Colgate W. Darden, its purpose was to advise on planting and removing trees on the central Grounds. Since then the activities and role of the committee have expanded to include reviewing master plans and precinct plans, landscape designs, site amenity standards and building project design guidelines and site plans. Reporting to the Office of the Executive Vice President, the committee is made up of eighteen faculty, staff, and student members representing many departments and schools across the University.

OFFICIAL COMMITTEE CHARGE

The Arboretum and Landscape Committee is charged by the Office of the Executive Vice President with exercising broad general oversight of the University’s landscape planning and its general condition, including its ongoing grounds maintenance programs. The Committee shall advise the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, through the Architect for the University, concerning all matters related to landscape and site development (including changes to the Landscape Master Plan and development of site design guidelines for new facilities). The Committee will review all significant landscape designs and make recommendations for alterations to areas within the University Grounds landscape and open space areas. At the end of each academic year, the Chair will submit a summary report of the committee’s activities to the Office of the Executive Vice President.

The Committee shall make an annual visit to Blandy Farm to consult with its resident Director regarding matters related to the State Arboretum and to make recommendations as may be appropriate. The Committee will administer the Seward Forest Fund to decide on the judicious application of its resources and to review an annual accounting of its financial status. The committee will also forward a nomination to the Office of the President each spring for the recipient of the Founders Day tree planted annually.

CURRENT COMMITTEE ROSTER:

Appointments to the committee represent a broad cross section of the schools and departments within the University. Members serve on two-year appointments, attending monthly meetings throughout the calendar year. Please feel free to contact any committee member with your input, questions and concerns regarding the University grounds and landscape.

MEMBERS

Worthy Martin, Chair
Faculty, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Anna K. Towns
Director, Space Planning and Management, College of Arts and Sciences

Tom Faulders
President, Alumni Association

Jill Krantz
Assistant Athletics Director for Intramurals

Susan McKinnon
Chair, Department of Anthropology

Jessica Hurley Smith
Senior Space Manager, School of Medicine

John Jeffries
Professor, School of Law

Cole Burrell
School of Architecture

STUDENT MEMBERS

Margaret Graham

Caroline Herre

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS

Brian Hogg
Senior Historic Preservation Planner

Rich Hopkins
Superintendent of Landscape, Facilities Management


Mary Hughes
Landscape Architect for the University, Office of the Architect

J. James Murray
Professor Emeritus, Biology Department

Patricia L. Romer
Director of Plans and Programs, Housing Division

Helen Wilson
Landscape Architect


FISCAL ADMINISTRATOR

Mark Webb
Associate Director of Work Management

 

 

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