The University of North Carolina-Charlotte looked to KWK Architects and Jenkins Peer Architects (JPA) to design their next new, on-campus residence hall.
Two existing residence halls, Sanford Hall (built in 1969) and Moore Hall (built in 1970) will be demolished as part of the project. The new, proposed residence hall (currently referred to as Residence Hall Phase XVI) will feature 750-800 beds with double rooms supported by communal bathrooms, lounges and laundry rooms on each floor, common areas and multipurpose rooms.
The new complex will be designed and built using LEED or Green Globes elements, and its exterior design will reflect the existing architectural style on campus.
A two-phase demolition and construction schedule for the entire site is planned over a two year period, with construction of the new residence hall expected to begin in spring 2019.
Previously, KWK provided designs for the neighboring Levine Residence Hall, which combines an honors program within a traditional residence hall. Together, KWK principals and JPA provided architectural design for UNC Charlotte's Hunt Residence Hall in 2012.