Charlotte Country Day School

Natatorium and Performance Gymnasium

Charlotte, NC

Project Type

K-12 Schools, Sports & Recreation


77,737 Square Feet

Design Services

Architecture, Brand Experience, Digital Visualization, Engineering, Interior Architecture, Site Design

Keeping the wellness of students top of mind, the Natatorium and Performance Gymnasium facility reinforce the strengths of the Charlotte Country Day campus experience and support a clear sense of campus organization, flow, edges, nodes, courtyards, and quads.

The building design focuses on transparency, with visual connections between the indoor venues as well as connections to campus spaces and south campus athletic fields. The building is infused with daylight, while exterior features, such as solar shading, controls the daylight and glare on the pool surface. The natatorium features a competition pool, warm-up pool, and seating for over 700 spectators and student athletes. The performance gym is designed for basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and special events, and accommodates 1200 spectators for competition events.

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David Mancos

Interim Head and CFO