Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Levine Center for the Arts

Project Location

Charlotte, NC


Cultural & Community, Museums


General Contracting, Preconstruction

Square Footage


Schedule Duration

20 months


  • 2010 ABC of the Carolinas Excellence in Construction, Merit Award

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Levine Center for the Arts


  • Construction of a distinctive art museum called an “architectural gem” because of its fourth floor exhibit space cantilevered over Uptown Charlotte’s First Street Plaza, and a 45-foot spherical “super column” that supports the weight of the building’s extension


  • Designed by internationally renowned Swiss architect Mario Botta, who also designed the San Francisco Museum of Art

  • First building in the Southeast to use a specific type of cladding system that gives its distinctive terra-cotta exterior

  • Glass entrance atrium provides natural lobby light that filters through to the upper levels

  • Ground-floor museum store and café with an exhibition area that opens into the adjoining Knight Theater

  • Two second-floor classrooms, exhibition space and an outdoor sculpture garden/courtyard area with city view

  • Expansive exhibition space continues throughout the two floors above

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