Samuel A. "Pete" Anderson

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Samuel A. "Pete" Anderson III served as the Architect for the University of Virginia, with design authority of all facilities planning and architectural and landscape design at UVa, from June 1 1995 to his retirement in May 2003. [1] [2] He was succeeded by David J. Neuman.[1]

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Anderson graduated from UVA in 1955 and joined the Navy. Afterwards he obtained an architectural degree from the University of Virginia and began practicing in Richmond. He was a founding partner of The Glave Firm in Richmond and a member of the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. He succeeded professor and former architecture dean Harry W. Porter Jr., who stepped down for health reasons.[2]. [3] During that time, he helped connect Grounds and North Grounds and oversaw the renovation of Scott Stadium.

Tenure at UVA

Anderson was the first full-time architect. [4] During Anderson's eight years as Architect, he helped shepherd nearly $1 billion in construction project, and presided over an update of the master plan for Grounds. [3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 David J. Neuman, Former Stanford University Architect, Named Architect For The University Of Virginia, University of Virginia News, November 11, 2003, retrieved 9 Jun 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 LAZY DAYS WERE NOWHERE TO BE FOUND ON GROUNDS OVER THE SUMMER, Inside UVa, 25 Aug 1995, retrieved 9 Jun 2009.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Web. Architect, professor leaving unique legacies, Matt Kelly, Inside UVA Online, May 9, 2003, retrieved April 29, 2014.
  4. Web. University architect Anderson to retire in spring, Angela Manese-Lee, retrieved April 29, 2014.