Master Plan and Initial Buildings, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Charlotte College)
A.G. Odell, architect
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
9201 University City Blvd.
Odell’s firm was chosen to design the master plan and initial buildings for the young college on a rural site. The design combined a clearly modern sensibility with economic strategies and a red brick palette with touches of abstracted classicism. The core buildings were erected in the 1960s in this mode, beginning with the Kennedy Building (1961). Later generations of buildings have varied from this vocabulary.