Wingate Levine College of Health Sciences Building

The 69,000 square-foot Levine College of Health Sciences facility is comprised of a structural steel frame, metal stud exterior walls, and brick veneer that is accented with pre-cast bands. Its roof is a standing seam metal roof, and the inside includes two laboratories, complete with laboratory casework. The building is targeted to receive Silver LEED certification. The three-story building houses the School of Pharmacy and Physicians Assistant at Wingate, and is one of the landmark achievements in CM Black’s 60-year history.

It also is designed to meet the highest standards in teaching with three 90-seat lecture halls, two 50-seat classrooms, clinical simulations labs, decision simulation labs, a physical assessment lab, a pharmacy practice lab, an iv admixture lab, a fitness center, food service, conference rooms, and a biomedical science library and drug information center.

The building followed strict green building requirements, as CM Black recycled nearly 90 percent of its waste, and 30 percent of its construction was done with recycled materials. The project also cut down on emissions because more than 44 percent of materials were extracted and manufactured locally. The project also had more than 83 percent of its wood FSC-certified, and also substantially enhanced its indoor air quality through specified HVAC safeguards and tactics.

“Dr. Craig Boyer told me he has personally been in 110 of the 115 pharmacy schools in America, and this building is the finest he has ever seen,” Wingate University President Jerry McGee said at the ribbon cutting for the facility. “I agree with Dr. Boyer.”

Tillery Tradition Pro Shop

Tillery Tradition Pro Shop

TilleryThe 18,700 square-foot pro shop and clubhouse facility is a two-story structure consisting of cast-in-place basement walls, suspended concrete 1st floor, wood and metal stud framing with stone and calcium silica masonry unit veneer and asphalt shingle roof.


The Lower Level is cart storage with the first floor encompassing the pro shop, men’s/women’s locker room, and full kitchen with dining room and bar.

“The Tillery Tradition Pro Shop will help set apart the course from other local facilities. We believe its design is a perfect complement to the challenging course, and is something to showcase.”

CM Black President Emmitt Black

Wingate University Hayes Classroom

Wingate University Hayes Classroom


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.

Wingate University Phase III Residence Hall

Wingate University’s newest Residence Hall was completed in 2010, 20 percent faster than similar projects due to the urgent need of the university, which faced record freshman enrollment. The 26,536 square foot 3-story structure consists of wood frame construction with exterior masonry veneer and vinyl siding.

The housing structure contains nine suites consisting of four shared bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, common living area and kitchen.

“The new apartment building is beautiful and comfortable.”

Jerry McGee, Wingate University President

Wingate University Fine Arts Center/Auditorium

This 46,000 SF fine arts center/auditorium features a steel frame structural system and masonry veneer. The fine arts center/auditorium consists of a combination of theatrical and music departments. Special features of this facility include a main auditorium for seating 528 people, an auxiliary recital hall that seats 275 people and a secured gallery for storage of permanent art displays.

The main auditorium has a stage complete with theatrical rigging and a 400 SF orchestra pit nine feet below finished floor.

“Good communication and working closely with the architect made this project a success.”

Emmitt Black

“Hands on management, the ability to meet the architect’s and the owner’s requests on time made this a really successful project. We are fortunate to have great clients and team members that makes us look good.”

Clinton M. Black II

“During my 30-year career in higher education, I’ve been involved in the planning and construction of dozens of campus facilities. The most pleasant and successful project I have dealt with was the construction of the George Batte Fine Arts Center on the Wingate University campus. It was an absolute joy to work with Clinton and Emmitt Black and their entire staff. I recommend them with great enthusiasm.”

Jerry E. McGee
Wingate University

Stanly County Family YMCA

The 13,500 SF natatorium addition features new locker rooms, shower facilities, offices and a state-of-the-art therapeutic pool facility. This addition consisted of a combination of masonry and structural steel, a single-ply roof system and interior metal stud framing.

“We really enjoyed working on this project. We think it reflects our abilities to work with the architect and owner to achieve a great facility on time and on budget.”

Emmitt Black

“This was an addition to an existing structure. We had good lines ofcommunication open at all times with the owner and team members. That’s critically important on a project of this nature.”

Clinton M. Black II

Barber-Scotia Honors Complex

Barber-Scotia Honors Complex

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The 7,000 SF Honors Complex is a single-story facility consisting of wood construction with brick veneer. The Complex consists of four individual pods linked together that will house eight students per pod. Each pod has a central kitchenette and living area, while the fourth pod consists of a computer classroom and resident’s quarters.

Wingate University – Cannon Hall Annex

Wingate University – Cannon Hall Annex

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The approximately 20,100 square-foot Cannon Hall Annex blends with the style of existing housing to create a unified look. The three-story structure, designed by Yates Chreitzberg Hughes Architects, contains nine suites consisting of four bedrooms. Each bedroom will accommodate two students and shares a bathroom, common living area and kitchen.