April 01, 2009

12-Story Building to Catalyze Redevelopment

A rendering of the UNC Charlotte Center City Building.
© studio amd

Construction is scheduled to begin this spring for the new 12-story Center City Building for UNC Charlotte. Located at Ninth and Brevard Streets in downtown Charlotte, the new building will house the University's MBA program and other programs including graduate-level classes in the colleges of Engineering, Health and Human Services, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Arts and Architecture's new master's program in Urban Design.  
The new building defines UNC as a vibrant addition to the central business district, providing a unique icon for the university while establishing a lively urban presence in the First Ward. Charlotte-based Gantt Huberman Architects, our close design collaborators on this project, are serving as Architect of Record.

Chancellor Philip L. Dubois said, “After many years of planning and persistence, we are about to break ground on what I truly believe will be the most important facility in UNC Charlotte's history. In its entirety, the Center City Building project will be a catalyst for redevelopment in the historic First Ward. A four-acre park and urban village development are planned for areas adjacent to our stunning new academic building. Imagine students arriving by light rail and relaxing in First Ward Park before heading off to class in the Center City Building.” 
Read the news release