University of Virginia, Physics Building

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University of Virginia, Physics Building

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In 1971, Marcel Breuer and Associates signed a contract to design a physics building for the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The firm of Rawlings, Wilson and Fraber were to serve as associate architects. The design, which was never built, strongly resembled the recently completed headquarters for the Armstrong Rubber Company with the uppermost three floors hung from a steel truss and sheathed in modular precast concrete window panels. The top floors would have housed research laboratories while the narrower pedestal contained offices. Teaching laboratories and mechanical services were to be found in the ground floor and basement.