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UNC Charlotte Center City

Project Location

Charlotte, NC

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Higher Education

Bergmann Location

Philadelphia, PA
UNC Center City Campus Exterior

UNC Center City Campus Exterior

Collaborated with Kieran Timberlake Associates to design an iconic 12-story educational structure in an urban setting.

The University of North Carolina (UNC) Charlotte Center City Building the first building constructed outside of its main suburban campus.  The 143,000 SF, building accommodates a masters programs in business and urban design, as well as graduate level courses in engineering, health and human services, and continuing education programs.

The 12-story structure is easily distinguished in the city skyline by its iconic architectural massing and was designed to be the focal point of an urban park. In addition to its academic functions, the building is intended  to serve the community by providing generous public spaces, a 300-seat auditorium, an art gallery, a book store, catering services and a student cafeteria

Project Highlights

  • Designed to achieve LEED Gold certification
  • Clustered organization which creates flexible and shared office, educational and multipurpose spaces
  • Daylighting influenced by its rotated volumes, site orientation, and strategic placement of transparent and opaque glass panels
  • A graywater system that reduces potable water use by 78%
  • 96% construction waste diverted from landfills
  • 95% wood used was FSC certified
  • Extensive use of recycled content for building materials