RWD is currently collaborating with the University of Virginia on a multi-phased project to produce interactive programs, graphics, and exhibits during the Rotunda renovation process. For Phase I, RWD designed an outdoor wayside panel, which gives visitors an overview of the renovation process and guides them to additional online information through the use of a QR code. During Phase II, Riggs Ward developed an outdoor kiosk, located in front of Pavilion II on the East Range, which describes ongoing changes to both the Rotunda and other structures on the Lawn. This piece focuses on architectural and archaeological research and answers frequently asked questions about the project. Additionally, visitors can view an updatable database of current and past students who have lived on the Lawn and stay up-to-date on the most recent Jefferson Grounds Initiatives. Upon completion of the renovation, Riggs Ward will develop permanent exhibits for the Rotunda Visitor Center within the Lower East Oval Room. The exhibit will act as a culmination of all information presented within Phase I and Phase II, while adding additional interactive stations, case displays, and graphics.
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