A key focus of the PCI Foundation is to facilitate the inclusion of precast concrete systems and technologies in college and university curricula. Sponsorship of precast design studios is helping to meet this initiative, and studios have been sponsored at several universities across the U.S.
UNCC Precast Design Studio
Along with the PCI Foundation, Georgia/Carolinas PCI is co-sponsoring a unique integrated Architectural / Engineering Design Studio each Fall semester at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. G/C PCI assists the university in funding this unique topical design studio and provides technical materials, lectures, plant and constuction project tours (with hands on precast manufacturing experience). G/C PCI representatives have participated in curriculum development, student design crits and design review juries.
A group of UNCC architecture graduate students, led by Professor of Architecture Chris Jarrett, had the opportunity to take the School of Architecture’s first post-pandemic field trip this month, thanks to support from precast concrete industry partners including Gate Precast, Tindall Corporation, Metromont, and the PCI Foundation.
To learn more, and explore the potential for similar, topical design studios, contact G/C PCI at 678-638-6220.