UNCG New Residence Hall Breaks Ground

UNC Greensboro new residence hall

UNC Greensboro broke ground June 4, 2010 on a 168,000 square foot new residence hall that will house 400 students in suite-style rooms. Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee is the exterior designer and architect of record; Ayers/Saint/Gross is the associate architect on the new hall, which is expected to open in August 2011.

The building is anticipated to receive LEED Silver certification with the U.S. Green Building Council upon completion and is the first residence hall with significant sustainable features at UNCG.

In accord with UNCG’s strategic housing plan, it will be a living-learning community, featuring classroom and seminar space as well as offices for faculty. Other features will include retail space on the ground floor and wireless service in student rooms. The University’s goal with this project is to attract more students to live on campus.

The project is being built through the Capital Facilities Foundation and is being completed on tight schedule with a timeline of less than 22 months from designer selection to occupancy.

A team of general contractors including Greensboro-based Samet Corp. will manage construction.

To view coverage of the ground breaking on News 14 Carolina, visit http://triangle.news14.com/content/video_stories/626737/uncg-goes-green-with-new-dorm?ap=1&MP4

For more information on Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee, visit www.pbclarchitecure.com.

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