Neighboring Concepts was actively involved in assisting Johnson C. Smith University and the Griffin Brothers with the sustainable revitalization of Charlotte’s Historic West End. The new Mosaic Village brings a welcomed 300 bed student housing facility, 7,000 square feet of retail space and a 400 car precast concrete parking deck to this once blightened corner. The parking deck serves the immediate needs of the building, while also providing adequate spaces to serve the surrounding community and future development.

The design team overcame several challenges, offering the client significant savings, one example being the provision of a naturally ventilated structure despite two completely closed facades. The design team worked closely with JCSU, the Griffin Brothers and leaders of the City of Charlotte to include public art and a decorative mosaic screen on the exterior to shield cars and ensure that the view of the parking deck appeals to the neighboring streets.  As one of the main features of the village, the top level of the deck serves as a rooftop terrace with a skyline view of uptown Charlotte.



Project awards

  • 2013 NC Brick Design Honor Award

  • 2013 AIA Charlotte Urban Design Merit Award

Location: Charlotte, NC
Project Size: 400 Space parking garage
Services: Architecture, Construction Administration, Interiors