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Open House for Accepted Graduate Students

UNC Charlotte School of Architecture
9:00am - 5:00pm | Friday, March 27, 2015
UNC Charlotte Center City Building + Storrs Hall

If you have been accepted into one of our Master's degree programs for summer or Fall of 2015, we invite you to join us for an open house on March 27th.

At the open house, future students will have the opportunity to learn about the School of Architecture, our various graduate degree programs, and the opportunities we offer our students. Future students will also have the chance to meet current faculty and students, alumni, and representatives of the graduate school as well as to tour the SoA's renowned facilities at two campuses.


Advanced registration is required. If you'd like to attend the SoA’s Graduate Open House, please register here.

Schedule + Locations

The open house will take place in two parts at our two campuses. The tentative schedule is as follows:

Room 904, Center City Building (CCB)
9:00         Registration + Refreshments
9:30         Welcome - Why Charlotte? Why the SoA?
                      SoA Director Chris Jarrett
10:00       Overview of SoA Graduate Programs 
                       Grad Program Directors Emily Makas + Zhongjie Lin
10:45       Panel of Alumni
11:30       Tour of the Center City Building (Studios, City.Building.Lab)

Gallery, Storrs, UNC Charlotte Main Campus
12:30       Lunch
1:30         Panel of Current Students

Library, Storrs, UNC Charlotte Main Campus
1:30         Financing Graduate Education
                         Director of Financial Aid Bruce Blackmon
2:00          Research at the School of Architecture
3:00          Tour of Storrs (Studios, Fabrication Labs, Research Labs)

Conference Room, Storrs, UNC Charlotte Main Campus
3:30          Curriculum Advising and Course Registration
                           SoA Assistant Director Kelly Carlson-Reddig
4:30          Closing Comments 

Other Events of Interest

Visualizing the Smarter City Symposium
If you are able to join us a day earlier, the School of Architecture is hosting an urban design symposium at our CCB on Thursday, March 26 from 12:00 to 6:00.  More information can be found on the Visualizing the Smarter City website. If you are interesting in attending, please contact Master of Urban Design Program Director Zhongjie Lin for information about registering and waiving the registration fee.

AIAS Sketch Auction
On Friday evening after the Open House, our UNC Charlotte chapter of the American Institute of Architects Students (AIAS) is hosting a Sketch Auction from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Storrs Salon. This new event should provide an exciting opportunity to get immersed in the culture of the SoA and meet more students and faculty informally. More information about the event can be found at the Sketch Auction website.


Park in the gravel lot across Brevard Street from the CCB. Avoid the reserved places. A temporary parking pass will be emailed to you after you register. Print this pass and display it clearly on your windshield. 

At Storrs
Park in the Visitor’s Lot in the East Deck. Take a visitor’s ticket on your way into the garage. While at the open house you will be given another ticket you can use to exit the garage free of charge.

For your convenience, please download this map of parking at both campus, including driving directions from CCB to Storrs.

For more information

Regarding Logistics the Open House:                                   Armetta Davis 
About the Masters of Architecture I and II Programs:            Dr. Emily Makas
About the Master of Urban Design Program:                         Dr. Zhongjie Lin
About the Design Computation Program:                              Chris Beorkrem