Charlotte Project & Development Services (PDS) team member Lexee Zutz with support from Carolina’s Senior Managing Director Andrew Laing and Assistant Project Manager Summerlin Gillam recently completed a 70,000 square foot charter high school for Corvian Community School. A new ground-up building, it was constructed in 13 months on a densely wooded 10 acre site.
This state-of-the-art school consists of sixteen classrooms plus science rooms, an innovation robotics lab and an art wing with small group seminar breakout spaces spread throughout the corridors. Each classroom and lab has large windows positioned for direct views to the surrounding natural areas and a dining patio provides a space for students to be outside during the school day. A two-story multi-purpose dining space with a grand staircase was designed to allow auditorium seating and an area for students to study and collaborate.
The regulation size gym includes six motorized retractable basketball goals, two volleyball courts, wrestling mat lift, bleacher seating for 300 and capacity for 1,000 people along with a yoga/dance studio and fully equipped fitness/weight lifting room. The two-story blackbox theater features a fully upfitted theatrical lighting system, 24’ perimeter wall blackout curtains, a moveable stage, capacity for 300 people, and a 20-foot overhead door for a flexible indoor/outdoor teaching and performing space along with 1,000sf music and chorus practice rooms.
This project was lead by a strong female team representing the client, the owner’s rep and construction management. Project partners included architecture and engineering firm KSQ Design, construction management firm Barringer Construction, and bond financing by BB&T Capital Markets.