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Campbell Hall, the School of Architecture building, was completed in 1970 and is part of a complex of buildings forming a Fine Arts Precinct that also includes the Department of Art, the Department of Drama, and the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library. Campbell Hall provides well-equipped studio work areas, exhibition spaces, lecture halls, and seminar rooms. Expansion to Campbell Hall was completed in 2008 adding both classrooms and offices. The school has three computer-graphics and computer-aided design laboratories with high-resolution graphics. These facilities support software applications in computer aided design, GIS digital mapping and modeling, site analysis, image processing, rendering, animation, structural analysis, lighting analysis, energy analysis, statistics, word processing, spreadsheet, and other areas. They also contain Macintosh, and Windows computers with Internet access and maintain digital voice and video links with other research laboratories in the United States and Europe. The design studio space has network connections for individual laptop computers which are required of each student. Other research support facilities include digital modeling laboratories, a CNC fabrication laboratory, and a woodworking shop. The Architecture’s School’s newest facilities include a virtual reality lab and a full scale fabrication lab.
The Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, as part of the University of Virginia Library system, serves the McIntire Department of Art, the School of Architecture, and numerous other departments at the University of Virginia. The Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library houses a large collection in many formats: print, electronic resources, digital resources, images, and construction materials. These collections are increased each year by means of allocations for books, periodicals, databases, digital images, etc. Sources of funding include the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as endowed funds that create annual income designated for use to purchase particular types of materials. The collections cover all aspects related to architecture, landscape architecture, architectural history, urban and environmental planning, archaeology, and the visual and performing arts. The Fine Arts Library provides study areas for patrons seeking both quiet and interactive spaces. These spaces are equipped with access to technology and software that aid in scholarly research and production. In addition, the Fine Arts Library connects patrons to all University Library resources, including government documents, geo-spatial data, maps, rare books and manuscripts, data management resources and more. Staff work with faculty to instruct students in research methodology and resources, and are also available for one-on-one consultations to assist in all aspects of the research cycle— from inspiration through creation and publication.