completed 2006 - Chapel Hill, NC - 55,000-SF three-story renovation
The Daniels Building at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill houses the Student Stores, which is the primary retail venue on campus. The store sells books, supplies, computers/ electronics, clothing, & snacks - each in its own independent enclave. The building is 55,000 SF and serves the entire 40,000 student campus.
The store was originally constructed in 1971. In 2006 it underwent a complete renovation. The changes included removal of all existing interior finishes, installation of escalators linking all three floors. A primary feature of Gurlitz Architectural's design was to re-orient the building to face South Street, thereby creating a true, usable pedestrian link uniting the southern residential campus with the academic quads to the north.