Monticello: The Home of Thomas Jefferson Visitors Center Project

Services include development consulting and team leadership for the rezoning of the historic site for a world-class visitors center, administrative complex, and restoration of the mountaintop to its Jefferson-era presentation. Rezoning approved 2005. Nationally acclaimed, LEED-GOLD certified, 40,000 sf Visitors Center opened April 2009. Monticello is the only residence in the United States on the World Heritage List. Multiple repeat client.


  • Zoning Text Amendment to create Monticello Historic District
  • Zoning Map Amendment (rezoning) to enable Visitors Center
  • Development Consulting Services
  • Site Plan Approval
  • Master Plan Studies
  • Conservation easement support for nearly 1,000 acres
  • Visitors Center Construction Project Management


2003 – present


Project includes the creation of the Monticello Historic District and master planning for a world-class visitors center and administrative campus for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.

Services include selection of the architect and consultants; team leader for rezoning and entitlement work; consulting and pre-development planning for the new visitors center and administration campus; project management of the Visitors Center; evaluation of newly acquired real estate assets.

Ayers/Saint/Gross, Baltimore
Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, Alexandria
Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, LLP, Baltimore
Barton Malow, Charlottesville
McGuireWoods LLP, Charlottesville

All photos courtesy the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.

Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center Media Kit