Architecture, Campus Planning and Design
Architecture, Campus Planning, Design & ADA Compliance
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.

ADA compliance is assured by the ADA Coordinator, who is also responsible for playground design and safety.  ADA ensures that design of new facilities, renovation of existing facilities to meet federal, state and local guidelines; ensures that playgrounds meet federal, state and local guidelines. 

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools website ( is in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any website accessibility concerns may be brought via the following, Email the Web Accessibility Team at WebAccessibility or Call: 980.343.0115. In compliance with Federal Law, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities, may be referred to the District's Title IX Coordinator at titleixcoordinator or to the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education.