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Duke University Chapel Drive Improvements

Duke University Chapel Drive Improvements

As project lead, CLH design coordinated five improvement projects for Duke University. The projects included a stormwater culvert replacement by McAdams, a new duct bank by AEI, intersection and traffic signal improvements by VHB, Chapel Drive streetscape improvements by CLH design, and invasive plant removal by River Works. For the Chapel Drive streetscape improvements project, CLH was responsible for the following tasks:

  • New granite curbing
  • Full depth asphalt replacement on Chapel Drive
  • New pavement striping
  • New sidewalks on either side of Chapel Drive
  • Coordination of OIT ductbank of 2-4” conduits coordinating the placement of two stormwater inlets associated with the culvert replacement
  • New streetscape plantings
  • Modification to the driveway and full depth asphalt replacement on approximately half of the rear parking lot serving the Office of News and Communications
  • Lighting (collaborate with AEI and Duke on locations, spacing and fixture selection).

As for the other projects being conducted by other firms, CLH served as the main project contact and made certain deadlines were met.

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North Carolina State University Memorial Belltower Restoration at Henry Square

North Carolina State University Memorial Belltower Restoration at Henry Square

CLH provided civil engineering and landscape architectural services associated with the proposed renovation to the existing Memorial Belltower at NC State University. CLH’s design services included the restoration of site paving and landscape that were disturbed by the renovation and restoration of the belltower structure. The design included site modifications to provide universal accessibility to the plinth level and the tower structure, as well as correcting drainage and rising damp issues. The existing granite cobbles were reused both at the Belltower and behind the nearby Primrose Hall.  CLH worked closely with architecture firm Walter Robbs to make certain the site restorations are historically accurate and appropriate. The project was designed and constructed as a design-build project with New Atlantic Contracting.

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East Carolina University Clement Residence Hall Renovations

East Carolina University Clement Residence Hall Renovations

CLH was part of the design team for the Clement Residence Hall Renovation project to address all code non-compliant issues.  The project consisted of interior and exterior renovations to the existing building, as well as new architectural construction at the entrance lobby. Site work included work on each side of the building. CLH also completed associated landscape services, storm and irrigation work with the improvements, as well as a new accessible route from the front door plaza area down to Reade Circle. The main goals were to create an inviting entry to complement the new architecture, and to provide a private patio space on the west side next to Reade Circle.

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East Carolina University Todd Dining Hall Exterior Stair Renovations

East Carolina University Todd Dining Hall Exterior Stair Renovations

CLH served as prime consultant on this project, providing landscape architecture and civil engineering design, permitting, and construction services. The Todd Dining Hall is located on College Hill Drive within ECU’s campus. Site work associated with this exciting new gateway project into “The Hill” consisted of demolition of existing pavement and stairs, site renovations including new grading, monumental stairs, retaining walls, stairs and ramps, sidewalks, paving, brick pavers, striping, new bus shelter pad and footings, seat walls, patio areas, landscaping and irrigation, along with associated infrastructure for both Todd Dining and Jones Residence Halls.

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UNC-Chapel Hill Cobb (Northeast) Parking Deck, Chiller Plant, Tennis Courts and Courtyard Renovations

UNC-Chapel Hill Cobb (Northeast) Parking Deck, Chiller Plant, Tennis Courts and Courtyard Renovations

CLH performed the site design for an eight-acre complex that included a new chiller plant, tennis and basketball facilities, parking deck and outdoor plazas surrounded by seven existing residence / academic halls. Roadway and parking design included 400 feet of additional two lane road improvements with two roundabouts, new fire lane, new parking spaces, new sidewalks with multiple connections to existing sidewalks, and two entrances to the new parking deck. This project also incorporated renovations to the adjacent Paul Green Theatre and Chapel Hill Cemetery. Careful attention was paid to respecting the historic Chapel Hill Cemetery (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) by using historical landscaping and reconstructing the historic walls.

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UNC Greensboro Kaplan Center for Wellness – LEED Gold Certified

UNC Greensboro Kaplan Center for Wellness – LEED Gold Certified

CLH provided civil engineering design, permitting and construction administration services on the new student recreation center. Services included infrastructure/utility design for on and off-site design, erosion control design, storm drainage and stormwater management design, and permitting. The new Kaplan Center for Wellness will be part of UNC-Greensboro’s new Mixed-Use Village. The overall project is in a redevelopment area comprised of industrial, business and residential properties bounded by city streets. A separate building will house the primary mechanical components for the Kaplan Wellness Center. Site work included a demolition plan for on-site features that are being removed, utilities, pavement and curb and gutter design (i.e., roadways, parking lots, services areas and sidewalks), storm drainage and stormwater management design, erosion control, grading, permitting and LEED documentation pertaining to stormwater management. This project received LEED Gold certification.

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