University of North Carolina Mary Ellen Jones Building Renovation
Chapel Hill, NC
- 228,000 sq ft
- $77 million
- 11 stories
- LEED Gold
- The 11-story existing building, originally constructed in 1978, underwent a full renovation to provide new laboratories, offices, and public spaces for UNC. The updated building features 9 laboratory floors, a 17,000 sf vivarium, and a new elevated plaza.
- Transforming the building’s exterior required removal of the existing precast facade and replacing it with an energy efficient curtain wall system.
- Phased construction allowed the facilities to remain operational during the renovations.