Ruffin Hall is the first new building to be constructed on UVA’s Arts Grounds since 1974. It is conceived as a village of workshops devoted to the teaching of drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, new media and film, installation and performance art. The three-level facility stands at the eastern edge of a green quadrangle defined by three 1960’s arts buildings. The architecture of the studio art building acts as a transition between these larger-scale institutional buildings and the smaller scale of residences along Rugby Road, a major approach from Jefferson’s Rotunda.
Program: Studios in sculpture, print making, photography, digital printing, non-silver printing, digital art, drawing, painting, film making, and performance art; classrooms, offices, student gallery, professional gallery, administration, fifth year studio, and work court.