Clark Nexsen received two North Carolina State Building Commission awards at the 42nd Annual State Construction Conference on March 3 for UNC Wilmington’s Student Village. The awards – excellence in construction and excellence in project implementation – were awarded as part of the NC State Building Commission’s Certificate of Merit Award Program, which are presented to companies that show excellence in design and/or construction of state government projects.
Providing 1,814 beds and program spaces, including a student success center, classrooms, maker spaces, large meeting rooms, and dining venues on a vibrant market-like street with ample outdoor gathering space, the Student Housing Village has created an immersive and accessible academic atmosphere for students.
Delivered via a public-private partnership, the success of the Student Housing Village reflects the close working relationship between UNC Wilmington, Collegiate Housing Foundation, Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions, and the design-build partnership of Balfour Beatty Construction and Clark Nexsen, who provided architecture and engineering services (except for civil). A long-term design partner for UNC Wilmington, Clark Nexsen has designed the last three housing projects for upper class students – Seahawk Village, Seahawk Landing, and Seahawk Crossing – in addition to the new Student Housing Village.
About the North Carolina State Building Commission
The North Carolina State Building Commission was established to direct and guide the State’s capital facilities development and management program. The Commission selects designers, consultants, and construction managers at risk for each State capital improvement project, ensuring those selected have the qualifications and experience necessary for the job.