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The Duke Endowment

The Duke Endowment, Charlotte, NC

The Duke Endowment
Charlotte, North Carolina

ColeJenest & Stone provided landscape architecture for the construction of the new 46,000 SF, three-story headquarters building for The Duke Endowment on East Morehead Street. The office provides additional space for this historic philanthropic organization to grow in the future. The building houses separate offices for staff, a large conference room, as well as a multipurpose room and is served by an underground parking garage covered with a courtyard to the rear of the building. The courtyard is highlighted by an infinity-edge reflecting pool surrounded by hardscape and planting. The courtyard will allow several different tent configurations to accommodate a variety of outdoor functions. A motor court at the front of the building provides for valet drop-off/parking and a fountain at the corner of the property provides a focal element for the main entrance.  The project was planned for LEED Silver certification and features a green roof and 20,000-gallon cistern to collect rainfall for irrigation.

The Duke Endowment Courtyard
The Duke Endowment Courtyard
The Duke Endowment Green Roof
The Duke Endowment Courtyard Reflecting Pool
The Duke Endowment Landscape Concept


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