The Office of the Architect for the University (OAU) provides expertise and is responsible for planning, design, and preservation of University facilities and landscapes. From early planning stages through project conception, the OAU works with campus constituents and project stakeholders to develop space programs, identify sites, and create project design guidelines. This planning continuum helps to ensure that projects meet stakeholder needs, make the best use of University resources, and support the University goals of providing sustainable, functional facilities that fit within the unique context of the UVA Grounds.
The OAU is responsible for the University’s two-step architect/engineer selection process. The Architect for the University appoints, convenes and chairs a Screening and Selection Committee to review qualifications and proposals, select a “short list” of firms, conduct interviews, and render a final decision. Please see the Architect Selection Process page for more details.
Solicitations for architects, engineers, and landscape architects are posted with the Virginia Electronic Procurement System (eVA). Firms registered with eVA receive email notifications whenever the University, or any other state agency, advertises for professional services related to a capital project.
Advertisements can also be found on the Capital Construction and Renovations webpage.