Project Description

Client: Queens University Of Charlotte
Location: Charlotte, NC
Size: 54,500 sf

The Queen’s University Fine Arts Building was built in 1966, underwent a major renovation as well as a name change. The original three-story, 54,500 sf building includes a recital hall, main auditorium, offices, practice rooms, and classrooms – all of which were completely renovated. The project also included a two-story, 8,500 sf addition that houses an art gallery, grand lobby, and outdoor plaza extending toward Selwyn Avenue. The recital hall in the lower level was restored, and the Auditorium underwent a total renovation, with the addition of two balcony levels. These renovations bring the overall seating capacity to over 1,000 seats and add all new performance equipment, lighting, and AV to the building. Premier classroom spaces were created, as well as an outdoor classroom terrace on the third level. A new piano lab and percussion lab was constructed and is supported by additional practice rooms and additional instrument storage space. This completed project locates all components of the Fine Arts program at Queens University under one roof, in the new Sarah Belk Gambrell Center for the Arts and Civic Engagement.