The site of Pavilion VIII has served as a host to faculty members, students, the University Guide Service, and was, at one point, the location for the Office of the President. More recently, UVA's current president, Jim Ryan, lived in the pavilion while his customary residence, Carr’s Hill, was undergoing its own renovation. Pavilion VIII was last restored in 1985. Our current efforts have honored the history held within the original structure while updating its features so that it continues to serve as a gathering place for the University community for many years to come.
This top-to-bottom restoration spans the interior and exterior, from evaluating the foundation to reinforcing rafters supporting the roof. The site houses two faculty members in a garden level and second-story apartments; contains four classrooms; and provides a space in the basement dedicated for the University Guide Service. Your support of this project will preserve the legacy and sustain the significance of Pavilion VIII.