Work continues on the historic Jonas Courthouse modernization. Two new courtyards will create a more expansive and spacious opening, allowing for natural light to enhance the space and complement the architecture.
The new five-story, 147,000 sq.ft. residence hall replaces Moore Hall—a high-rise tower that was previously demolished. The remaining high-rise tower (Sanford Hall) will remain in place. The new residence hall will complete the front quad, connecting Levine Hall, Housing and Residence Life Operations, and provide a direct pathway to South Village Dining Hall. The residence hall design includes traditional double rooms supported by communal bathrooms, study lounges, laundry rooms, multi-purpose rooms, and apartment suites for resident employees.
First Presbyterian Church, located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, is deemed to be one of the oldest structures in the city. Originally built in 1857, the church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
The renovation improvements of the project center around a new chancel and choir loft that is highlighted by a new pipe organ. The scope includes aesthetic, acoustic and functional updates to the Sanctuary and Chancel, Sacristy, Apse, Transept, Welcome Center, and Historic Lobby. It also includes the addition of a new ADA lift to the top choir platform, new sanctuary lighting, and restoration of the heart pine wood floors. While focusing on the new chancel and choir configuration, the redesign includes an improved existing pulpit, marble floors, white oak millwork, bronze railings, and a piano lift that can be utilized for the relocation of the chancel furnishings to create a venue for recitals, performances, and other events.
When given the chance, an old building can often surprise in its ability to take on a new use. This adaptive re-use project at UNC Pembroke is a great example of transformation. Originally designed as a residence hall in 1965, West Hall now houses the IT Innovation Center for students and faculty. The team was excited to work with UNC Pembroke to breath new life into the structure, and provide the campus a building they can use for many years to come.
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Moving right along with construction of the Charles R. Jonas Federal Courthouse Renovation and Annex in Charlotte, North Carolina.
August 17, 2017
Work has begun on the renovation and restoration of Charlotte’s historic Charles R. Jonas Federal Courthouse (ca. 1915), preserving the character and architectural details of the original structure and upgrading building systems throughout. In addition to the 134,400-sf renovation, an adjoining 198,000-sf Annex is being designed to meet the long-term space needs of the Courts, while addressing security and circulation deficiencies within the existing facility.
Combined, the renovation and addition will provide a total of ten courtrooms: three District, two Senior District, one District Special Proceedings, two Magistrate, and two Bankruptcy courtrooms. Additionally, space will be provided for the US Circuit, District, and Magistrate Courts; US Marshals Service; US Probation Office; US Public Defenders; US Attorney’s Office; and the GSA’s Public Buildings Service.
As Architect-of-Record, Charlotte-based Jenkins•Peer Architects is directing the design effort with a team including Robert A.M. Stern Architects, noted for their ability to create distinctive public buildings that establish a strong civic presence, and Ricci Greene Architects, the nation’s premier courts planning and design firm. The project is being administered by the US General Services Administration.
The work will be accomplished in phases, with the new Annex scheduled for completion in Fall 2020 followed by completion of the existing courthouse renovation in Fall 2022. The completed complex will serve as an anchor for revitalization and future development in Charlotte’s Central Business District, with a design that reflects the dignity, ideals, and stability of the Federal Government.