In 2010, after careful planning, the Jefferson Scholars Foundation completed construction of its headquarters located at 112 Clarke Court in Charlottesville.  Designed by the award-winning architectural firm of VMDO, the 32,700 square foot facility houses the Foundation’s administration offices, a reception hall, and the Jefferson Fellows Center, the academic center of the Foundation.

The complex has the LEED Gold designation with sustainable features including geothermal wells and ground-source heat pumps, low-impact bio-retention swales, high performance windows, and rain harvesting devices.

Throughout the year a variety of academic and intellectual programming occurs at the Foundation.  The Fellows Center hosts lectures, academic conferences, film screenings, and provides dedicated office space for recipients of Jefferson Fellowships.

Jefferson Scholars Foundation Building

2nd Floor, Jefferson Fellows Center

1st Floor, Jefferson Fellows Center

1st Floor, Jefferson Fellows Center

Foundation Hall Patio

Jan and Rick Kellogg Reading Room

Jan and Rick Kellogg Reading Room; courtyard view

Jan and Rick Kellogg Reading Room; Jefferson Fellows Center view

Foundation Hall Patio; courtyard view

Jefferson Fellows Center Balcony; courtyard view

Breezeway; Administrative Offices Entrance

Jefferson Fellows Office



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