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.
As part of the Housing Master Plan Study by RJA (PDF) and the Residential Hall Study by RAMSA (PPT), the University has undertaken its largest project to date. Construction is well underway on a 458 bed four- and five-story hall. The building will be ready for occupancy in Spring 2022.
Total Project Cost: $46,000,000
Designer: LS3P Architects
Contractor: Metcon Construction
- Fall 2019 UNCSA design process
- June 2020 construction begins
- Completion Dec 30, 2021
- Ready for occupancy in 2022
Current Status: Under construction
Renovations to Freedman and Catawba theatres. Significant improvements to Freedman and Catawba Theaters, air conditioning, and modern performance lighting, sound, audiovisual give venues new life. The building is expected to be available for use in August 2021.
Funding: NC Connect Bond Project $2,900,000 and Private Donor $5,000,000; Campus Funding: $1,400,000.
Total Project Cost: $8,760,000
Designer: Vines Architecture
Contractor: Bar Construction and Beco Electric
Under construction. Work started June 2020 with a targeted fall 2021 completion. A unrelated incidence occurred requiring work and that work nearing completion.
This is a 90-day project and the completion will be towards the end of August 2021.
Current Status: Under construction. The entire roof of Hanes Commons was removed. New insulation was applied, and the roofing is under way.
The Sculpture Studio will have a dust collection system installed during the 2021 summer, which will enhance the air quality in the building. The system handles a large volume of air, and the HVAC and ductwork are correspondingly large.
Current Status: Under Construction. The project is scheduled for Sept. 14 completion.
Dance Studio A will have a new HVAC system installed. Construction will start at the end of June, when the studio is not in use. It is scheduled to be complete for occupancy at the start of classes in fall 2021.
The Visual Arts Studio in Workplace will upgrade the rest rooms to single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restrooms. This project will be bid in early 2022 for a summer 2022 construction start.
Current Status: Design stage
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 funding allows. New signage, striping, wheel stops, and pot hole improvements will be completed over time.
Funding: Parking Fund
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.
Recently Completed Project
D&P Light Shop Reroof - COMPLETE
The D&P roof was rebuilt over the course of May and June in 2021.
Current Status: Complete and building is occupied.
SAAB: Semans Arts and Administration Building (formerly Old Library Renovation) (Connect NC Bond Project) -COMPLETE
The project turned an unused, dated, and poorly functioning building into a campus showpiece. In re-purposing the former library, UNCSA gained new 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.
Funding: NC Connect Bond Project $8,000,000.
Total Project Cost: $8,500,000
Designer: Szostak Design
Davie Construction of Advance, general contractor
- Contract Execution December 2018
- Construction Start March 2019
- Construction Finish July 15, 2020
Current Status: Completed on time and within budget.