Corvias, North Carolina Central University to Develop Mixed-Use Student Housing Project in Durham

by Katie Sloan

Durham, N.C. — North Carolina Central University has chosen Corvias to develop two new student housing facilities totaling 1,247 beds and a 100,230-square-foot student center. The two residence halls will be called Chidley South and George Street. Both are being funded through a public-private partnership between the university and Corvias, and are expected to open in 2020. Vines Architecture is designing the residence halls in conjunction with the public-private partnership. Metcon is the general contractor. The $47 million student center is expected to be complete in 2021. Plans include a 1,750-seat auditorium and a 1,000-seat banquet hall, along with concessions and computer stations. O’Brien Atkins Associates, Duda | Paine Architects and MHTN Architects designed the student center. The general contractors are Balfour Beatty Construction, Holt Brothers Construction and Structure Building Co. Funds for the student center were generated by a $300 annual student fee approved by the student body in 2014.

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