Design & Construction Projects

Design & Construction Projects

To learn more about these and other UNC design and construction projects, refer to the UNC System Capital & Construction website.

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New Residence Hall

As part of the Housing Master Plan  Study by RJA (PDF) and the Residential Hall Study by RAMSA (PPT), the University is requiring comprehensive architecture, engineering, and planning services for the project.

Est. Timeline:

  • Fall 2019 UNCSA would begin the design process
  • Summer 2020 construction begins
  • Targeted opening at the start of the 2021-22 academic year.

Current Status:
The early structural package is set to bid May 14, 2020 and the bid opening May 28 . Dates pending SCO (State Construction Office) approving contracts.

Performance Place Renovation

Performance Place will reopen in July 2019 and remain open for use in its current state throughout the 2019-20 academic year.

Funding: NC Connect Bond Project $2,900,000 and Private Donor $5,000,000; Campus Funding: $1,400,000.

Designer: Vines Architecture

Current Status:
A successfully bid April 16, 2020, the contractor is being notified. Project projected to start the last week of May.

Old Library/Semans Building Renovation (Connect NC Bond Project)

The project will involve re-purposing the space to accommodate various multipurpose and seminar rooms; rehearsal spaces; a recording studio; Drama and Dance faculty offices and conference rooms; a campus event space for meetings and receptions; and university administration, including offices for the chancellor, provost, chief of staff and general counsel.

Renovation Project

Funding: NC Connect Bond Project $8,000,000.

Designer: Szostak Design
Davie Construction of Advance is the general contractor

Est. Timeline:

  • Contract Execution         December 2018
  • Construction Start          March 2019
  • Construction Finish        Fall 2020

Current Status: In Progress. Project is scheduled to finish in June 2020 due to delivery delays because of COVID-19 affecting the supply chain of essential materials.

Sanford and Moore: New Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems

The existing HVAC systems at Sanford and Moore Halls will be removed and replaced with new units with individual temperature control. The project may be phased or completed entirely in one year, yet to be determined. 

Funding: Auxiliary Receipt Funds, Project Budget $2,300,000

Designer: McKim & Creed Engineers

Est. Timeline:

  • Bid                                  March 2019
  • Construction Start         Summer 2020

Current Status: HVAC renovation successfully bid on March 3, 2020. The project involves replacing the existing two-pipe system with a newer two-pipe system with other miscellaneous upgrades. W.C. Construction will be the General Contractor. The starting date is May 1, 2020. This is a summer project that will finish before student return for fall semester.

D&P Reroof

This project already has SCO approval to start the bid process.

Current Status: Pending budget approval. 

Martha Dunigan Sculpting Studio Dust Collection Improvements

This project already has SCO approval to start the bid process.

Current Status: Pending budget approval.

Bailey Street Apartment Demolition - COMPLETE

According to Facilities Management, the Bailey Street Apartment Demolition project will take 75 days.

  • Jan. 29 Pre-Bid Conference - Complete
  • March 13 Bid Opening
  • March 28 Executed Contracts, if bids are within budget
  • Late April-Early May Contractor Mobilization and Notice to Proceed

Current Status: Completed April 10, 2020

General Parking Lot Repaving and Repair

The campus has several Parking Lots that are in poor condition and pose safety and convenience issues. The campus will be repairing or replacing lots as required. New striping, bumper stops, lighting improvements will be completed over time.

Funding: Various sources

Designer: Currently none, however, there may be an opportunity to expand and improve conditions at de Mille Theater, the Chapel Street entrance, and other areas that may require engineering services.

Current Status: Some Locations under construction, others to follow.

Hanes Student Commons Reroof

Seeking funding sources.