The objectives of this feasibility study are to evaluate and plan for a new research building at the North Carolina Botanical Garden (NCBG). Founded in 1905, the Herbarium houses about 800,000 plant specimens. The proposed programming is to house the Herbarium’s personnel, research, and teaching activities, large museum collection; providing research, office, and seed processing and space for the NCBG Southeast Regional Seed Bank, public use of a substantial library of botany-related books and other materials; and providing classrooms and other public access areas for programming and teaching related to plant systematics and plant conservation. The building should be sited and designed to be visually compatible with the James and Delight Allen Education Center and to have similar LEED building sustainability features. Project budget: $250,000.
There will be a pre-proposal/walk-through meeting on September 27, 2016 at 9:30 AM located at North Carolina Botanical Garden located at 100 Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill, NC, 27517. The debriefing will occur in the Meeting Room.
Submit Letters of Interest and Current SF-330 to:
Jill Coleman, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Facilities Planning & Design Dept.
Giles F. Horney Building
103 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1090