The courtyard serves as a central access point to the different facilities within the visitors center.
Thomas Jefferson designed Monticello, and the foundation named after him oversees the historic site's operation.
The new visitors center at Monticello will occupy a hillside site about a quarter-mile from the house.
The center is located on a site between Jefferson's burial ground (to the south) and the main house (to the north, not shown).
The ticketing pavilion is located on the perimeter of the center, controlling the flow throughout the space.