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UNC Charlotte Resumes Construction of New Residence Hall

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte announced recently that construction has restarted on a new, six-story residence hall called Moore Hall. The project was delayed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 147,000-square-foot space will replace two existing residence halls, Moore and Sanford Hall, built respectively in 1970 and 1969. The new building will complete a new residential quad and create a direct pathway to the campus’ South Village Dining Hall. The new Moore Hall includes double rooms for up to 692 residents along with amenities like shared bathrooms, lounges, study rooms, a community kitchen, laundry room, gaming area and administrative space for the Housing and Residence Life staff.

The facility was designed by KWK Architects and Architect-of-Record Jenkins Peer Architects of North Carolina.

“With the pandemic causing so many delays, we are excited to see activity resuming on residence hall projects, like the new Moore Hall at University of North Carolina at Charlotte,” said Paul Wuennenberg. KWK Principal. “The design of Moore Hall combines modern features and sustainability, while providing new students with a welcoming atmosphere to make them feel at home.”

The complex was designed according to LEED or Green Globes elements, and its exterior design matches the surrounding architectural style. The facility is scheduled to open its doors to students in August 2023.

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