Lambla Gallery

Located in the Thomas I. 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. Receive information about upcoming exhibitions! Lambla Gallery is open Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact Adam Justice, Director of Galleries at

current Exhibition

September 8 – November 21
Reception/Artist’s Talk: November 17, Storrs lobby and Boardman Auditorium, 4:00-7:00 PM

Compound structure in the gallery

Jillian Mayer is an internationally recognized artist based in Miami, FL. While in residence at Charlotte’s McColl Center in Fall 2020, at the height of the COVID pandemic, she became intrigued by the region’s Survivalist culture. Sometimes referred to as “preppers,” Survivalists pursue complete independence from broad social, political, industrial, and economic infrastructures, solely relying on their own learned skills to prepare for any threat of impending disasters.

For her exhibition, COMPOUND, Mayer has designed and constructed her own imagined, site-specific survival site within the Lambla Gallery. At the epicenter is a large fabricated domed bunker. The perimeter of the gallery is lined with found objects and handmade artworks: an industrial electrical cabinet, a satellite dish, glassworks, and ceramic vessels. When combined, these elements make up a unique installation that could be defined as a Survivalist’s stage set. 

Photo gallery

soa alumni exhibition

graphic design bfa student showcase 2022

say it loud architecture exhibition


2019 Study Abroad link to Flickr

Domestic Disturbance link to Flickr

The mission of the CoA+A gallery system is to create lively forums in which the curious encounter the work of global, regional, and local artists through diverse media and dynamic exchanges that are nourished by the intellectual and creative life of the university. Our programming will echo crossovers of the visual arts, architecture, music, theatre, and dance inherent to the College of Arts + Architecture at UNC Charlotte. We seek to provide a haven for experimentation, to invigorate the environments we occupy, and to amplify the means to engage art and design in our community.