Case Study: UNCC SOA Graduate Lounge

UNC-Charlotte’s School of Architecture building has a graduate student lounge where students can work at any point during the day.  The author as well as other members of this studio, often frequent this space to work during the school day.  I was curious to know what it is about this small space that makes it a haven for productivity on campus considering it’s minimal size.  In discussing the location with other students it has become a “hotel” of sorts for grad students who have their studios at the Center City Building in Uptown Charlotte.  Part of the success of this room is the potential to minimize mechanical lighting.  One of the greatest limitations is it is difficult to move the furniture.  The “comfy” chairs are incredibly heavy and the unused bookcase takes up an entire wall.  The students would prefer more flexible furniture and something of a chalk wall to work out design ideas for others to see and comment.  To see more click here:

Grad Lounge

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