Archive October 2011

Albemarle City Hall

Albemarle City Hall

The renovation and expansion of the Albemarle City Hall was awarded the Best Public Building Improvement award by the North Carolina Main Street Center in 2010. The project added more than 30,000 square feet to the complex and also renovated the original 12,000 square foot structure. It will enable the city’s administrative functions to be consolidated into one facility.

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The project added more than 30,000 square feet to the complex and also renovated the original 12,000 square foot structure. It will enable the city’s administrative functions to be consolidated into one facility.

The historic city hall first opened in 1938. The facility includes a new city council chambers that can seat at least 100 people. The facility also has a community training room, a new audio/visual system, and a drive-through collections window. It can also be expanded if necessary.

One of the most impressive aspects of the project was that it was completed on time with a total project cost of $9.5 million, more than $1 million under the original budget.

“CM Black did a terrific job. All the comments I have received and heard here say the building couldn’t be any nicer. CM Black is to be commended. We were fortunate to have them on the project.”

Albemarle Mayor Elbert “Whit” Whitley Jr.

Wingate University Hayes Classroom

Wingate University Hayes Classroom

Hayes

The 13,000 square-foot Hayes Classroom building features wood frame and masonry veneer. It houses 11 state-of-the-art classrooms and two office suites. The classrooms are fully equipped for multi-media, web-based, interactive instruction, and provide a wireless computer environment for faculty and students.

The building is designed to complement the architecture of the adjacent and recently renovated Burris Hall, Wingate’s oldest classroom building dating back to 1933.