Mark Herboth
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From the 2023 Architectural Portfolio: The Parr Center

April 8, 2024
The project received a Citation in the Specialized Facilities category for its exemplary design.

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, sought to expand on-campus amenities with the Parr Center. It offers a range of services from dining to a student art gallery, wrapped with a multitude of study spaces equipped with technological resources for students who may not otherwise have access. Nestled within a hillside, the multilevel site positions the building as an interior street, connecting the upper campus quad to the street level below. With four front doors across two stories, the building unites circulation patterns with terrazzo flooring. Balancing the brick-clad exterior with a transparent glass facade activates the building and connects students to the social activity outside.

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