KWK Architects to Design Student Housing at UNC Charlotte
The community will replace the existing Sanford and Moore halls. The residence hall will include a mix of apartments and suites, as well as offices and academic-support spaces.
By Adina Marcut
KWK Architects has been selected as design architect for a new student housing community currently known as Residence Hall Phase XVI. The property will feature 650-800 beds at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Jenkins Peer Architects serves as the architect-of-record on the development. The total budget for the project is $58.5 million, which will include design support services, design fees, furnishings, landscaping, construction elements and any off-site utility infrastructure improvements.
Located near a major entry to campus, in the South Village sector of the campus, the new facility room configuration will have traditional double rooms supported by communal bathrooms. Each building floor will include lounge/study rooms, laundry and multipurpose rooms.
The residence hall will include a mix of apartments and suites, as well as offices and academic-support spaces for the University’s Honors College and Levine Scholars programs. The property will replace the existing Sanford and Moore halls.
The community will be designed and build using LEED or Green Globes elements. The construction of the new residence hall is scheduled to begin in April 2019. Two years ago, KWK Architects designed Levine Hall, a 420-bed student housing property situated near Sanford and Moore halls. Back in December, the company was part of the team that designed Williams Village East, a 700-bed Colorado student housing community.
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