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Endowments at UVA

Lawrence Lewis, Jr., Professorship in Architecture

1994

The Lawrence Lewis, Jr., Professorship in Architecture was funded by the philanthropist's friends and family to attract and retain an eminent scholar at the School of Architecture. Renowned for his architectural preservation efforts at the University and in St. Augustine, Fla., Lawrence Lewis (Arch '42) was an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects. He received the National Preservation Honor Award and the Order of La Florida, St. Augustine's highest honor. He was a member of the Board of Visitors, president of the Alumni Association and the Virginia Athletics Foundation and former chairman and president of Flagler System Companies. Mr. Lewis, who died in 1995, was a member of the Seven Society.

The Lawrence Lewis, Jr., Professorship in Architecture was vacant during the 2015-16 academic year. Bill Lucy was the previous chairholder until his retirement in 2014. In August 2016, the Provost approved a faculty member for the Lewis Chair and awaits the Board of Visitors’ confirmation of the appointment at an upcoming meeting in 2017.

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