UNC School of the Arts New Residence Hall

Winston Salem, North Carolina

This new residence hall will be comprised of five stories with wings on four stories and a connecting bridge. Approximately 120,632 SF will be dedicated to student and staff living quarters, with 444 beds and two staff apartments.

CMTA has led the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering designs, as well as the technology, security and communications designs. The mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems include a condenser water system, boiler plant, energy recovery units, water source heat pumps, domestic hot water systems, natural gas service, primary utility power, generator power and lighting control systems. High-performance, energy efficient features include exterior envelope, HVAC, lighting, and plug load systems.

To create space for the new residence, the project included the demolition of seven residential facilities (Residence Halls A, B, C, D, E, and F; Bailey Street Apartments) and the construction of a new, 444-bed semi-suite building.

Outside of residential living units, UNCSA desired to have common spaces that would promote academic, artistic, and personal success. The Commons Space consists of a 30-person meeting/training room, a bike room, building lobby, building storage, and/or office space for the Department of Residence Life, consisting of ten staff members.

Outside of residential living units, there will be common spaces that will promote academic, artistic, and personal success. The commons space will include a lobby, numerous lounge and multi-purpose areas, practice and work rooms, a small business center, study rooms, and vending machines.

CMTA was also retained to provide the Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning of the building energy systems from the design development phase through the one-year warranty phase.