UNC Charlotte Sycamore Hall Renovations

Sycamore Hall underwent a transformative adaptive re-use, due to the exponential growth at UNC Charlotte. This former student housing facility was converted into offices and meeting spaces for the Urban Institute, Institutional Research and Distance Education.

Project challenges included low clearance above the floors (8’-0 1/2”), lack of accessibility to all floors, tight column spacing, and building systems that were inadequate for the proposed change of use for this four-story building built in 1981.

Morris-Berg Architects worked closely alongside the UNC Charlotte Capital Projects, University Planning, and end users from each department to develop the building program and shared workplace concepts through solutions that fit within the tight confines of the existing building. A new elevator and an accessible main entrance plaza solve existing accessibility issues.

  • $4,200,000 Construction Cost
  • 16,000 Square Feet