Conference Presentations

Crossroads of Campus

Reactivating a Stagnant University Center
Delivered October 5, 2021
Presented by Sujit Chemburkar, University of North Carolina at Charlotte | Jesse Green, Hanbury | Kathryn Horne, University of North Carolina at Charlotte | Randy Knight, MHTN Architects, Inc
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Healing an entire campus precinct requires vision, impeccable data, and team expertise. In this session, we'll share how we reactivated a stagnant and segmented university center in a long-neglected sector of campus into a new 'crossroads' destination that connects students, faculty, and staff. This modernized university center, which prioritizes wellbeing through its inclusive and accessible design, is the successful result of a phased approach and creative synthesizing of multiple stakeholder needs to deliver consensus. Come learn how to achieve your complex project goals and reactivate your campus as an inclusive, accessible, and connective resource for the entire campus community.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Foresee and account for political nuances on campus and identify relevant diverse stakeholders to realize a more inclusive and accessible design.
  2. Generate conversations that will bring your campus community together to create a physical environment that prioritizes wellbeing.
  3. Empower your design consultant partners for maximum efficacy.
  4. Identify the resources and deliverables you need to move your project forward and create a welcoming space for the whole campus community.


Sujit Chemburkar, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Jesse Green, Design Principal, Hanbury
Kathryn Horne, Director of Planning Design and Construction, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Randy Knight, Principal, MHTN Architects, Inc

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU/HSW 1.0 Unit (SCUPS21C1363) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

Delivered 10/5/21.

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