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Celebrating the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Natural Landscape and Historic Core, the UNC-Chapel Hill campus has long been praised as among the most beautiful in America. The essence of this beauty resides not only in its topography, but also in the character of its buildings, open space and landscape. The older buildings of North Campus, which line McCorkle and Polk Places, epitomize the University’s aesthetic. The purpose of these Guidelines is to ensure that future buildings and grounds continue the same thoughtful planning and architectural vocabulary of the historic core of north campus.

Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB)

The goal of the University of North Carolina in adopting its plan for expansion of participation by Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) is to ensure and promote equal and increased opportunities for all segments of the design and construction community to participate in University construction projects; to prohibit discrimination against businesses on the basis of race, color, national origin, or gender; to encourage full and open competition; to promote equal access to contracting opportunities among the various contractors and vendors that do business with the University; and to assist the owner in identifying and notifying prospective minority businesses of potential contracting opportunities. The term “Minority Persons” is defined in North Carolina General Statues 143-128.2 (Minority Business Participation Guidelines & Forms). The University seeks to include those businesses owned by minorities that have been historically underutilized and excluded from the prime contractor or subcontractor market. The University encourages all those associated with the University construction program to commit to this goal through a good faith effort.

North Carolina General Statues 143-128.2

The University is committed to a verifiable minimum participation goal of 10% for participation by minority businesses in the total value of work for each campus construction project. The Designer shall consult the most recent versions of “The Plan to Increase Utilization of Historically Underutilized Businesses” in State Construction Projects. These guidelines may be downloaded at the following sites:

  1. UNC Hub Plan
  2. UNC-Chapel Hill HUB website
  3. For more information, also refer to Chapter II, Section 2, Sub-Section B, “Bidding Phase”.

Public Art

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s goal is to become the nation’s leading public university. Toward that end, the University plans to implement a public art program that becomes a model both with the state and among public universities nationwide. The intent is for the campus to become a museum without walls, making art an integral part of the University, and a vital and indispensable part of the campus community.

The Campus Arts Advisory Committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Chancellor’s Buildings & Grounds Committee on specific public art projects proposed for the campus.