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Monday, August 4, 2008

Centralizing International Study on Campus: FedEx Global Education Center at UNC-Chapel Hill

As noted in the "Buildings and Grounds" blog of The Chronicle of Higher Education, and recently highlighted at the Society for College and University Planning’s annual conference in Montreal, UNC-Chapel Hill has gathered its various international program elements under one roof at The FedEx Global Education Center at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, designed by Leers Weinzapfel Associates, and Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee. Having a central home has improved the global education profile at UNC-Chapel Hill, with faculty, students, international visitors and others making good use of the Global Center since its opening last year. Although some question the ultra-traditional, almost utilitarian style of the building, a look beyond the red brick exterior reveals "a green roof and a large glassy facade. It is oriented around a central atrium that provides for serendipitous meetings between students and faculty members and also offers ample space for banquets. Classrooms in the building are open not only to international programs, but also to programs like biology and philosophy that might benefit from the international atmosphere." (This blog entry was published by Liz Riley, a member of Womble Carlyle's real estate development and construction law practice group.)

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education


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