University of North Carolina Chapel Hill - Loudermilk Center for Excellence
Chapel Hill, NC
2014 MCAA TEAM Awards Winner
Joyner Masonry Works, Inc.
Architect: Corley Redfoot Architects, Inc.
General Contractor: T.A. Loving Company
Suppliers: Carolina Ceramics Brick Company
Owner: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Loudermilk Center for Excellence at the Kenan Stadium East Endzone Expansion at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill was completed in August 2011. The project included expansion of club seating and private suites, a mezzanine for large events, a student athlete academic support center, an Olympic sports training center, offices, visitors lockers, a lacrosse team facility and stadium maintenance facilities.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, being the nation’s oldest state university, certainly warrants consideration of traditional and classical materials in the design of its campus buildings. The University is known for the use of brick in its design of buildings and sidewalks. The Designer’s goal for the Loudermilk Center for Excellence was to be compatible with other buildings on this beautiful campus. The texture of the brick on this building blends wonderfully with other buildings and the craftsmanship of the bricklaying is of the highest quality. These arches are special brick shapes laid around reinforced concrete. The four bands of soldier brick are tapered to provide the complimentary arch shape.
Masonry has been here since the time of pyramids constructed around 2630 BCE–2611 BCE. There is no maintenance when using brick, concrete masonry units and concrete. This particular masonry job is a work of art displaying many different ways of installing brick masonry.
The 170,000 sq. ft. facility is a concrete frame with CMU (155,000 units) backing up a brick (500,000 units plus 50,000 special shapes) and architectural precast skin which were installed in five months starting in December of 2010 and completed in April of 2011.
In order for the masonry part of this project to have been completed, it was a team effort. Starting with the Architect/Engineering, Corley Redfoot Architects Inc., out of Chapel Hill, NC.; The Construction Manager, T.A. Loving Company out of Goldsboro, NC; The Masonry Contractor, Joyner Masonry Works, Inc. out of Greenville, NC and the participating NCMCA firms of Adams Products Company, Carolina Ceramics Brick Company, Tucker-Kirby Company, Holcim (US) Inc., P&D Architectural Precast and Associated Scaffolding.
Date of Project Completion: August 2011
Photography by Tim Buchman