After a detailed search, followed by interviews with local and national architect firms, Cornelius Arts Center is pleased to announce its partnership with acclaimed architect firms C Design and Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture.
The local and national firms – C Design is based in Charlotte, NC, and Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture is based in New York – will collaborate in the design and development of Cornelius Arts Center, which will be located in downtown Cornelius adjacent to the police station.
HOLZMAN MOSS BOTTINO ARCHITECTURE HAS DESIGNED STATE-OF-THE-ART CULTURAL, CIVIC, AND ACADEMIC FACILITIES FOR COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
Of local prominence, the firm has designed parts of Spirit Square, including the innovative ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center in Uptown Charlotte. With 50 years of experience in the business, firm partner Malcolm Holzman, a member of the Interior Design magazine Hall of Fame and the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows, will serve as the Center’s design architect. He plans to create a structure that will be unique to the Lake Norman area.
The opportunity to design a distinctive new Cornelius Arts Center is extraordinary. It isn’t often that an architect has a chance to provide a building that will serve as a regional focus for the next 50 years. Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture and C Design look forward to this unique juncture of favorable circumstances to enhance the life of this growing community and to add to the vibrant town center.
– MALCOLM HOLZMAN
C DESIGN, FOUNDED AND LED BY PRINCIPAL ROB C. CRANE, WILL SERVE AS ARCHITECT-OF-RECORD OF THE CENTER.
The firm includes creative director Marley P. Carroll, a prestigious fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and other accomplished staff. C Design’s most recent work includes the revamping and expansion of Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s Concourse A, which features offices, retail, food & beverage facilities, seating areas and new gates. In 2016, the firm picked up honorary design awards for its work on the YMCA Camp Thunderbird Duke Energy Pavilion in Lake Wylie, SC, and the Piedmont Natural Gas Rockingham Resource Center in Rockingham, NC.
The new Cornelius Arts Center has tremendous potential to fuel redevelopment, be a cultural catalyst of a vibrant arts district, and form a centerpiece for the Lake Norman region’s transformation. It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that C Design begins the work of designing this exciting project with the Town of Cornelius and our partner firm Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture.
– ROBERT CRANE