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    Balfour Beatty and Charlotte Country Day School Celebrate the Recognition of The Belk Learning Center in American Libraries Magazine

    November 03, 2021

    CHARLOTTE, NC –  Balfour Beatty and their client, Charlotte Country Day School, celebrate the recognition of the John and Claudia Belk Upper School Learning Center (Belk Learning Center) in American Libraries Magazine’s 2021 Library Design Showcase. The annual feature highlights new and renovated libraries delivered during the pandemic that address user needs in unique, interesting and effective ways.

    The Belk Learning Center in Charlotte, N.C., is the only JK-12 project included in the 2021 feature. The new 14,000-square-foot library was designed to provide an inviting new entrance to Charlotte Country Day School’s campus and serve as a serene complement to the school’s midcentury modern aesthetic. Delivered in June 2020, the center features zones for collaborative and individual study, offices, classrooms, archives, a recording studio, and a café area.

    “The Belk Learning Center doesn’t just stand out for its stunning design and centerpiece location, it stands out because of the dedicated project team members and partners who made this innovative learning space a reality for the Charlotte Country Day School community,” said David Stanton, Balfour Beatty vice president of operations in Charlotte. “Despite the impacts of the pandemic, our team remained agile and resilient to deliver the project safely and on schedule. I applaud our team, designers and partners for their strong and efficient work ethic, and their ongoing commitment to providing a state-of-the-art learning space.”

    Balfour Beatty, in joint venture with Edison Foard, served as general contractor for the Belk Learning Center project and Centerbrook Architects and Planners served as architect of record.

    For more information on American Libraries Magazine’s Library Design Showcase, visit americanlibrariesmagazine.org.