The $141.5 million UVA Battle Building, designed by Odell and Associates and Stanley Beaman & Sears Architects, provides the new home to consolidated Outpatient Children’s Hospital Specialty Clinics and a full-service Outpatient Surgery Center, accommodating both adult and pediatric patients. This 200,000 square feet building merges exterior and interior architecture, graphics, and landscape design with the goal of delivering the best possible care for patients in the community and beyond. Located on the eastern edge of the University, the Battle Building creates a new intersection of “town and gown,” shifting focus from Jefferson’s Academic Village as the new gateway between the historic campus and the city. Challenged with bringing together more than thirty-six clinics and a full-service surgery center in a central location, the design team infused the architecture with the stories of the university campus and surrounding community, thoughtfully creating bright, interactive spaces for patients and their families to feel at home within a high-tech clinical environment. Light, both natural and electric, was used to represent learning and enlightenment, a key theme to the University’s history. A forty foot long interactive storytelling wall incorporated into each of the four upper floor waiting rooms features themes pulled from children’s literature: discovery, adventure, imagination and friendship. I-spy panels, relating back to the storytelling walls, enliven patient care areas and reinforce the learning theme, providing moments of unexpected engagement.