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Brandon Avenue Green Street + Utilities Infrastructure

University of Virginia

University of Virginia Infrastructure Project

The Brandon Avenue Green Street infrastructure project at University of Virginia was a $20M utility and infrastructure upgrade to the Brandon Avenue District. The redesigned streetscape combines a multitude of circulation, infrastructure, and recreational functions, providing an attractive setting for new university buildings, including student housing, new academic buildings, and the new Student Health and Wellness Center. The Green Street and adjacent park spaces link significant circulation corridors, providing a transition between historical and contemporary landscapes.

The installed central utilities included UVA electrical service, telecom, sanitary sewer and stormwater service, low-temperature hot water, chilled water, and domestic water service. In addition, the existing stormwater management facilities on site were upgraded to improve their aesthetics and functionality, and part of the road was realigned to allow better access to the neighboring Outpatient Surgery Center.

This project was recognized by ENR’s 2020 Mid-Atlantic Best Projects of Year Awards as Best Landscape/Urban Development and a Safety Award of Merit. The Chesapeake Stormwater Network also awarded the project a 2021 Best Urban BMP in the Bay Award for Best Ultra-Urban Project.

Building a Collaborative Schedule

This project took place at a busy crossroads on UVA’s Grounds, abutting an active outpatient surgery center, a student housing facility, and adjacent to two concurrent construction projects. Barton Malow developed multi-phased logistics plans to facilitate collaborative planning sessions between the active user groups, adjacent construction teams, and owner’s representatives. These plans accommodated traffic from fire lanes, pedestrians, construction and public vehicle traffic, as well as work area relationships, site delivery access, timing information, and more.

Barton Malow delivered this detailed and collaborative approach to planning and logistics to ensure a safe, efficient, and productive construction execution.