He wrote the Constitution and changed the world. Our work on the visitor center to his world famous home, assisted the architect in beautifully preserving our nation’s history.

Photo © Alan Karchmer

 

He wrote the Constitution and changed the world. Our work on the visitor center to his world famous home, assisted the architect in beautifully preserving our nation’s history.

Photo © Alan Karchmer

 

He wrote the Constitution and changed the world. Our work on the visitor center to his world famous home, assisted the architect in beautifully preserving our nation’s history.

Photo © Alan Karchmer

 

He wrote the Constitution and changed the world. Our work on the visitor center to his world famous home, assisted the architect in beautifully preserving our nation’s history.

Photo © Alan Karchmer

Monticello Visitor Center and Smith History Center

Ayers Saint Gross

Charlottesville, VA | Being in the right place at the right time can mean everything. We were in the offices of Ayers/Saint/Gross architects for another project when we were asked to stop by the office of Adam Gross for a look at a new project. It turned out to be the new visitor center at Monticello, the famous home of Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Constitution he wrote is a living document that protects our nation and the newly designed visitors center is a living structure protecting Jefferson's beloved home. Our sustainability policies, our commitment to the durability and beauty of custom hardwood windows and doors, and our ability to craft furniture-quality windows, created a signature opportunity for our company. Our success with Ayers/Saint/Gross architects, and the relationship that has developed, continues to grow with new projects preserving our nation's history.

The Monticello Visitors Center has won LEED and architecture awards.

 

Completed: 2009

LEED: Gold Certified

Interior: FSC® (FSC-C108949) Spanish Cedar (Clear Lacquer)

Exterior: FSC® (FSC-C108949) Spanish Cedar (Sikkens)