New Atlantic Contracting Inc. has started work on Moore Hall at UNC Charlotte, after the project was delayed in 2020 because of COVID-19.
The university says the contractor will build the six-story structure using LEED or Green Globes elements, and its exterior design will reflect the existing campus architectural style. The147,000-sq. ft. residence hall will complete South Village’s upper residential quad and provide a direct pathway to South Village (SoVi) Dining Hall.
KWK Architects and Jenkins Peer Architects are the building designers. In 2020, the project was estimated to cost $58 million.
The building’s design includes traditional double rooms for up to 692 residents and their resident advisors. Resident rooms are supported by shared bathrooms (which provide more privacy than most traditional style residence halls) with lounges and study rooms on each floor. Building amenities will include a community kitchen, laundry room, game tables and office and living space for the Office of Housing and Residence Life staff.
The project is expected to be completed by August, 2023.