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Carmel Christian School

May 26, 2020 jill Blog


As a college preparatory school, the primary goal at Carmel Christian School in Charlotte, North Carolina, is to help students achieve academic excellence while helping them grow in discernment with the foundation of a Christian worldview that will impact not only the rest of their lives, but also other lives for eternity.

From the elementary years all the way through high school, it is their desire that all students leave Carmel Christian School expecting the fulfillment of God’s Word in their lives.

Edifice was selected to provide construction services for the 99,977-square-foot addition to an existing multipurpose building on campus that serves both Carmel Baptist Church and Carmel Christian School.

This two-story addition fits like a glove into the multi-angled existing structure and offers a contemporary change to the existing architecture.

This project was challenging with 8 different occupied floor levels, 19 roof areas, 47 different corners of the exterior perimeter and a high ratio of exterior skin to floor area.

The interior offers a variety of spaces, including a 450+ seat auditorium, student community space, flexible classrooms, 6 science labs, administration, and a 1,000-seat gymnasium.

The combination of exterior finishes includes zinc metal panels, masonry, EIFS, and generous glass surfaces.

Interior finishes are also abundant, including polished concrete, maple wood flooring, laminate wall panels, tin ceilings, stick wood wall treatments, K-13 acoustical spray, and 3 Skyfold partitions.

“The team provided valuable insight and consulting during our planning stage with regards to expected costs, pros and cons of different building configurations, and realistic targets for time to completion. The partnership during construction was outstanding, both in terms of quality of construction and providing options for minimizing costs through change orders,” said Tim Wishon, church administrator, Carmel Baptist Church.

Edifice is a regional general contractor headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. Since its inception in 1978, Edifice has grown to become one of the leading commercial contractors in the Southeast with a diverse portfolio (K-12, higher education, municipal, industrial, faith-based, medical office, senior living, office, corporate interiors, entertainment) of projects ranging from complex multi-faceted structures to interior renovations,