NEW CORNERSTONE FOR THE UNIVERSITY
In February, the students of the School of Architecture at UVa presented on the potential of a new cornerstone and ceremony to commemorate the bicentennial of the first cornerstone for the University. Alexander Kitchin and his students presented again on this exciting project and how it has progressed since their last discussion in February. Currently adjunct faculty at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, Alexander teaches a design process that investigates the character inherent in materials and how the process of making informs the spaces we design. His studios are part of the Design Thinking Concentration with an emphasis on community engagement and on the skills inherent in the architect’s critical thinking approach. His research includes a hands-on approach to architecture through the active fabrication shop. He has taught, visited and lectured at schools across the country and abroad in architectural design, fabrication, theory, and photography.