University of North Carolina at Charlotte – Laurel Hall Student Housing

Charlotte, NC

Project Summary

A new freshman student housing project at UNC Charlotte scheduled for completion in June 2015.

Project Highlights

  • Mix of single and double occupancy suites
  • High level of energy efficient mechanical and electrical systems
  • Systems designed to provide ease of maintenance and staff training

Optima is providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering design services for the new Phase XIII freshman student housing project at UNC Charlotte. When completed, the 6-story, 145,800 SF building will provide the university with over 400 beds, spread across a mix of single- and double-occupancy suites. Other features of the design include common areas, flexible classroom space, a staff apartment and Resident Life staff areas. The design addresses the site’s steep topography with three public entrances to accommodate accessibility requirements and variations in site grade. The mechanical and electrical systems specified will provide a high level of energy efficiency. These systems are similar in type to others used throughout the University’s buildings to provide ease of maintenance and staff training. The project is scheduled for completion in June 2015. (Renderings courtesy of LS3P Associates)