University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Center City Building

Project Location

Charlotte, NC


Classrooms, Education


Construction Management, Preconstruction, Virtual Construction

Square Footage


Schedule Duration

24 months


  • 2011 ABC of the Carolinas Excellence in Construction, Eagle Award

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Center City Building


  • Construction of a distinctive, contemporary 13-level glass building with fritted and spandrel panels

  • Building rises three stories then twists with a cantilevered level to add three more levels; then adds and twists twice again

  • Registered under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED® Certification Program


  • Includes a basement and penthouse, as well as 24 classrooms, 34 offices with open space for 77 partitioned workstations, an auditorium, lecture hall, commercial kitchen, art gallery, bookstore and café

  • Reflects a sharp contrast to the traditional brick structures on the University’s main campus 10 miles north of the city

  • Lighting occupancy sensors throughout building. Some 90-percent of rooms have daylight views. Gray water from inside the building is filtered, treated, and pumped back into the building to flush toilets and urinals

  • The plaza is part of a “green roof” system that sits atop an underground loading dock. Rainwater is diverted to a cistern located beneath the landscaped area where pumps redistribute the water to provide irrigation

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