Architecture, Campus Planning and Design
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The Architecture Department is responsible for participating in site selection, development and coordination of design of existing and new schools, campuses, and properties used throughout the district.

The design team consists of registered and certified professionals who direct consulting architects, engineers, and site planners to develop projects that meet the needs and standards of CMS. This direction influences orientation, adjacencies, circulation, space planning, and materials of construction, as well as coordinates building systems for security, technology, acoustics, accessibility, and community use.

The design team employs NC Department of Public Instruction guidelines to support core functions of education, nutrition, and transportation of our students, with comprehensive goals of safety, environmental quality, sustainability, and educational adequacy.

The Architecture Department works closely with School administrators and neighboring communities, as well as Planning, Maintenance, Engineering, and Capital Program Services teams to align scopes and costs with needs and regulatory compliance for codes, regulations, and zoning ordinances.