The Jefferson Library


The Jefferson Library (2002)

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation
Charlottesville, VA

A small (15,000 GSF) library serves the Center for International Jefferson Studies at Kenwood House and the staff at Monticello. The design of the new library reflects the angularity of the roofs and the rectangular planning and the crispness of the house itself, while disguising the fact that it is three times as large as the house by placing its bulk to the rear and down the hill. It contains a two-story reading room, carrels, offices, conference rooms and a work area for research on the Jefferson papers.