The David R. Ravin School of Architecture has most of its undergraduate classes in Storrs Hall and many of its graduate classes at the Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City. Take a closer look at our home, below.

Storrs Hall

Storrs Salon

The David R. Ravin School of Architecture is located in its own building, Storrs Hall, designed by Charles Gwathmey of Gwathmey Siegel Associates in New York. The building houses design studios, classrooms and seminar rooms, computer labs, student lounges, an exhibition gallery, wood and metal labs, a digital fabrication lab, a library, audiovisual resources, a three-hundred-seat auditorium, a one-hundred-seat lecture hall, and staff and faculty offices.

fab lab

The Storrs Fabrication Labs aims to inspire creative action through experimentation. We exist to exploit possibilities of making through meaningful material assemblies in the contemporary environment.

Encompassing nearly 5,000 square feet, our FabLab supports all research and student work through hands-on experimentation. Included in this footprint are fully equipped wood, metal, and digital facilities linked together to provide a seamless workflow. We aim to understand material performance, assemblies, construction techniques, and scales through the medium of fabrication. Industrial CNC equipment interfaces with our non-digital tooling to foster a culture of machine knowledge that permeates all facets of the design disciplines. The capabilities of the FabLab also extend into a large, 3,000-square-foot outdoor construction yard for year-round use.

Specific equipment includes the following: AXYZ CNC Mill (5’x’10’), SawStop Tablesaw, Craftsman Metal Lathe, KUKA KR60-HA Robotic Arm, Vertical Panel Saw, Mig Welders, CNC Plasma (4’x8’), ONEWAY Wood Lathe, Tig Welder, (4) Universal Laser Cutters, Wood Band Saws, Metal Band Saws, (3) FDM 3D Printers, Timesaver Belt Sander, Plasma Torch, Vacuum Former (4’x4’), Planers and Joiners, Sanders and Grinders.

We strive to create a flexible learning environment that encourages safety, material awareness, precision, creativity, and common sense. The labs are used by qualified students and faculty of the College of Arts+Architecture who: (1) Are enrolled or employed and have completed a basic orientation session or (2) have been approved by the Lab Director as competent in the safe use of the equipment.

Hight Library

The Charles C. Hight Architecture Library is located on the second floor of Storrs and is the only branch library at the University. The primary focus of the collection is 20th and 21st-century design, architects, and the built environment. The Architecture Library collection includes books, audiovisuals, periodicals, Fifth Year and Graduate Thesis documents, drawings, and plans. The Architecture Library operates under the policies of Atkins Library. In 1993, a collaborative effort began between the College and Atkins Library to establish what eventually became known as the Architectural Resource Center (ARC). When Dean Charles C. Hight, FAIA stepped down as dean in 2001, the name was changed to the Charles C. Hight Architecture Resource Center, in recognition of Dean Hight’s service to the College and University. In 2007, the ARC became the Charles C. Hight Architecture Library, reflecting its designation as the university’s first branch library.

  • Audio Visual Equipment: Digital cameras, carts with IMac computers and projectors, TV/VCRs, projectors, lights, backdrop cloths, Smart TVs, portable scanners, various HDMI cords and adapters, digital camcorders, and tripods are available at the Architecture Library circulation desk. Checkout is exclusive to CoA+A students, faculty, and staff and is for 24 hours. Overdue fines are $1.00 per hour.
  • Visual Resources Collection: Hight Library is home to the College’s Visual Resources Collection, a sustainable collection of digital images, sound, and video resources used in the educational service of teaching and learning, research, public events, and programming collaborations.

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm and Friday: 9 am to 6 pm (open to all). Saturday: Closed. Sunday: 1 pm to 9 pm (open to SoA students/staff/faculty only. Card access is required for Storrs Hall.) The Architecture Library may be open modified hours or closed due to emergency conditions like inclement weather. Please consult our library staff for updates. Contact: Jenna Rinalducci, Arts + Architecture Librarian or call the Architecture Desk at 704-687-0885.

lambla gallery

Located in the Storrs Building on the UNC Charlotte campus, the Lambla Gallery showcases professional and student work relating to the curriculum in the School of Architecture and the creative endeavors of the College of Arts + Architecture. The gallery was named the Lambla Gallery on May 14, 2021, in honor of Ken Lambla, professor emeritus and founding dean of the College of Arts + Architecture. Lambla Gallery is open Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte center city

Dubois Center

With 143,000 sq. feet, 25 classrooms and design studios, meeting and performance spaces, an art gallery, and a four-acre park, all near light rail, it speaks to a new vision in higher education. A vision that includes urban education, research, engagement, and sustainability. The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City, our uptown Charlotte campus, holds classes for our Master of Architecture I, Master of Architecture II, and Master of Urban Design graduate programs.