Alice J. Raucher
As Architect for the University of Virginia, Alice Raucher directs the architecture, planning, and landscape design of the University’s Grounds, advising the Board of Visitors on the development of the University’s general design guidelines, as well as specific building design guidelines. In addition to being the chief steward of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Thomas Jefferson’s original college, Alice oversees a dynamic and expanding campus embedded in the City of Charlottesville and surrounded by Albemarle County, and navigates a complex and highly political landscape as a true collaborator and team builder. Alice heads an office of experienced professionals who take an integrated design approach to University projects. She and her team have responsibility over the University’s 2,700 acres and 18.5 million square feet, and influence its $3 billion capital budget. In her previous role as Senior Architect and Chair of the Design Steering Team at Yale University, Alice oversaw the largest expansion of the college in a generation, as well as the renovation of two of the most iconic masterpieces of modern architecture. At Yale, and now at UVA, Alice is a strong advocate for design excellence, accessibility, resilience, equity, and sustainability.