Belmont, North Carolina
Belmont Abbey College is a small Benedictine Catholic college located near Charlotte, North Carolina. The College required new housing to address a growing student population and to meet their desire to enhance the high quality of student life currently provided at the school.
To accomplish their goals, the College hired the Design/Build team of HBT Architects and LeChase Construction. Beginning with early concept designs, the team confirmed the building program, number of beds and general project costs so that the College could secure appropriate funding. Once this was structured, the design was developed using the Benedictine architectural style of the surrounding campus.
The design team and College leadership team employed a progressive approach to bringing the students into the design process. HBT assisted the leadership team with the selection of interior materials and then developed three color schemes using these materials. These schemes were presented to and voted on by the students before being incorporated into the project.