Recently, I had the occasion to visit the University of Virginia and was struck by the campus, particularly Thomas Jefferson's design of the Academical Village.
The brochure I picked up and read stated that the architectural layout is based on the Jeffersonian principle that learning is a lifelong and shared process, and that interaction between faculty and students is vital to the pursuit of knowledge.
I couldn't agree more with the principle that learning is a lifelong and shared process.
The long, stately lawn is surrounded by ten Pavilions which house the faculty and has as the focal point The Rotunda. This 18 second video will give you a quick tour of the lawn and Rotunda.