KWK Architects Selected Design Architect for Residence Hall at UNC – Charlotte


Student housing expert KWK Architects has been selected the design architect for a new residence hall at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte that will replace existing Sanford and Moore Halls. Charlotte, NC-based Jenkins Peer Architects is the Architect-of-Record on the project.

Sanford Hall (opened in 1969) and Moore Hall (opened in 1970), which each house 500 students and have 12 floors, will be demolished as part of the project. The new, proposed residence hall (currently referred to as Residence Hall Phase XVI) will feature 650-800 beds with double rooms supported by community bathrooms, lounges and laundry rooms on each floor, common areas and multipurpose rooms.

The new complex will also 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.

Two years ago, KWK Architects designed the university’s unique Levine Hall, which combines an honors program within a traditional residence hall.

Founded in 2013 by five architects with a combined 120 years of higher education knowledge and experience, KWK Architects partners with colleges and universities across the United States to create innovative and inspiring places that enhance campus life.  For more information about KWK Architects, visit or contact Director of Marketing Cindy Hausler at or 314-583-1757.

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