Day: July 15, 2023

The Design Center in Charlotte’s Historic South End

The Design Center in Charlotte’s Historic South End

Located in Charlotte’s historic South End, the Design Center Charlotte, NC brings a fresh retail experience to this bustling neighborhood. LandDesign incorporated the existing mill structures with new development, giving each a unique identity that’s authentic to historic South End.

Local goods are available at the Charlotte Collective, Girl Tribe, and Glory Days Apparel. Don’t miss New Foundation, a 4,000 sq. ft. floor by Charlotte artist Laura Sutthoff.

The Atrium

Located in the heart of South End, this 4.5-acre retail and dining destination reimagines the modern shopping experience. LandDesign’s design aims to provide shoppers with an authentic, pedestrian-oriented experience that celebrates the area’s historic and industrial character. The landscape’s open spaces and merchandising strategy guide visitors through the space, from plazas to nooks, to specialty retail and restaurants.

The site’s historic buildings were built in the 1920s as Nebel Co’s first Knitting Mill and are recognizable by the water tower that stands as the building’s trademark. Asana’s plans are to retain and highlight most of the existing structures, a welcome departure from Charlotte’s typical knock-down-and-rebuild approach.

Beck provided design, architecture, and equipment planning for Pappas Properties and Atrium Health’s new Center City Medical Office Buildings in midtown Charlotte. By prefabricating the patient rooms, they were able to save $10 million dollars in construction costs and open three months ahead of schedule. The design also helped reduce fuel and emissions, site disturbances, weather delays, and construction worker risk.

The Gallery

The Gallery offers the latest selection of today’s most sought-after finishes. From modern kitchen cabinets to stylish bathroom fixtures, the selections here will help you create a home that is truly your own.

You’ll also find a rug showroom and fabrics for bed and bath linens, window treatments, and more. Plus, you can get professional design services to make your new home look just the way you envisioned.

The Gallery exhibits solo and group shows by path-breaking regional and national artists. Exhibitions run throughout the year and are free of charge.

The Studio

In this state-of-the-art glassworking space, artists and students find the freedom to experiment and take risks with glass, allowing them to create and make discoveries that push the boundaries of the medium. Located at the Corning Museum of Glass, Studio workspaces are equipped for furnace working, flameworking, kiln working, and cold working.

Originally built in the 1920s as Nebel Knitting Mill, the building’s signature water tower still stands as a symbol of its historic past. The Studio is home to several different workspaces and a mix of retail and restaurants.

Dedicated to connecting community members with planning and urban design resources, the South End Studio is an integral component of the City of Charlotte’s Placemaking Program. Jacob is passionate about creating a more livable, equitable, and sustainable city alongside residents. When not in the office he enjoys walking along streets that are designed for people, and eating mulberries and garlic from his garden in western North Carolina.

The Garden

Located on the historic site of the Nebel Knitting Mill in South End Charlotte, the Design District has established itself as a neighborhood destination for retail and dining. Bordering key transportation pathways, the 4.5-acre center is an authentic and pedestrian-oriented experience that proves traditional brick-and-mortar retail can thrive in today’s e-commerce world.

Parachute Home and Interior Define have both snapped up space in the re-imagined Design Center, where they will join existing tenants and the city’s new HQ for the Charlotte Urban Design Center. The city’s new studio consolidates planning and urban design consultation, project management, and community engagement services under one roof.

Erin is a project manager who is committed to creating places that are more livable, equitable, and sustainable alongside her community partners. She has a BA in Architecture, MA in Urban Design, and BS in Geography from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. When she’s not buried in spreadsheets, you can find her riding bikes with her family or enjoying the outdoors.