Architecture, Campus Planning & Design
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' (CMS) Architecture Team participates in site selection, development and design coordination of existing and new schools, campuses, and properties used throughout the district.
The Architecture Team consists of registered and certified professionals, including architects and an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator who direct consulting architects, engineers, and site planners to develop projects that meet the needs and standards of CMS. This direction influences orientation, adjacencies, circulation, space planning, and construction materials, as well as coordinates building systems for security, technology, acoustics, accessibility, and community use.
The Architecture Team utilizes NC Department of Public Instruction guidelines to support our students' core functions of education, nutrition, and transportation, with comprehensive goals of safety, environmental quality, sustainability, and educational adequacy.
The Architecture Team works closely with school administrators and neighboring communities, as well as Planning Services, Facilities Planning & Real Estate, Building Services, Property Management, Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management, and Construction & Capital Program Services teams to align scopes and costs with needs and regulatory compliance for codes, regulations, and zoning ordinances.
Architecture Team Members