Mario di Valmarana Professorship in the School of Architecture Fund
The Mario di Valmarana Professorship in the School of Architecture was created with gifts from alumni, friends and former students of Mr. di Valmarana, professor emeritus of architecture. Established in 2001 the professorship is to attract and retain distinguished scholars or practitioners to direct the Venetan Scholars Program and forge stronger ties between the Veneto region of Italy and U.Va. Mr. di Valmarana's interest in architecture developed in his Italian childhood home, the Villa Rotonda, designed by Andrea Palladio. Active in practice and historical preservation in Europe and America during the 1960s, he was recruited by the School of Architecture in 1972 to teach Jefferson's architectural innovations in Virginia. A year later, Mr. di Valmarana helped plan and execute the Venetan Scholars Program, the first Italian study abroad program for undergraduate and graduate students in architecture.
Cammy Brothers' term as Mario di Valmarana Professor of Architecture came to an end on June 30, 2017. She has held the chair since her election by the Board of Visitors in August 2011.