Architecture City Guide: Charlotte

With the help from a few of our readers, our Architecture City Guide headed to Charlotte this week. By American standards Charlotte is an old city, but it has undergone a huge transformation in the last few decades with the influx of banking headquarters. It is now the second largest banking center in the United State and this is partly reflected in its growing skyline. We, with the help of our readers, have put together a list of 12 buildings worth seeing. There are plenty more that could have made the list so please add your favorites to the comment section below.

The Architecture City Guide: Charlotte list and corresponding map after the break.

  • NASCAR Hall of Fame / Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
  • The Watermark / Perkins+Will
  • Harvey B Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture / The Freelon Group Architects
  • Revolution Park Sports Academy / Neighboring Concepts
  • The Hearst Tower / Smallwood Reynolds Stewart Stewart & Associates
  • UNCC Center City Building / KieranTimberlake and Gantt Huberman Architects
  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art / Mario Botta
  • Duke Energy Center / tvsdesign
  • Mint Museum Uptown /
  • 1 Bank of America Center / Perkins+Will
  • Bank of America Corporate Center / and HKS Architects
  • ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center / Gantt Huberman Architects and Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture

View Architecture of City Guide: Charlotte in a larger map
Cite: Henry, Christopher. "Architecture City Guide: Charlotte" 15 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <>
  • brb001

    I do not understand. ArchDaily does an excellent job of presenting projects from all corners of the globe yet the keep featuring second-rate American cities it their City Guide series. Why?

    • bort

      It’s probably because just about every large American city has been done to death. It’s nice to see a profile on some smaller American cities that don’t normally get recognition; and to see that there is quality work being done in America in “second-rate” cities.

      • MickeyMao

        how about featuring some ‘second-rate’ international cities?

  • tozmervo

    The McColl Center for Visual Art is a beautiful renovation of the old ARP Church on North Tryon that burned in the mid 80s. From the sanctuary to the bell tower, several galleries and artist studios were inserted, taking advantage of and preserving the light and grandness of the old space. (And it’s free, extra bonus!)

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