If The Sarah Belk Gambrell Center Could Talk

by John Komisin
Jun. 2, 2021 | Back To Explore

If Buildings Could Talk is a podcast that explores the untold stories behind buildings in Charlotte and how the design of these spaces impacts the lives of individuals and the success of our city. The podcast is part of the Queen City Podcast Network.  Subscribe now and listen on Apple PodcastsSpotify or wherever you get your podcasts. We’re excited to have you join us!

Queens University of Charlotte has nurtured a love for the arts among its students. Now, it’s spreading that same passion to the community. In this episode of If Buildings Could Talk, we learn how Queens transformed an aging facility into the Sarah Belk Gambrell Center for the Arts and Civic Engagement. Guests include Dr. Siu Challons-Lipton, Executive Director of the Department of Art, Design and Music at Queens, and students Morasha Winokur and Camryn Edwards. They, along with Shannon Rydell, who oversaw Little’s design of the project, and Chase Walker, with Vannoy Construction, tell us how this place has become a destination for students, faculty and the entire Charlotte community to enjoy and appreciate the arts.

James Williams

Great job! I think if this building could talk it would first pause and then exhale and quietly say, “Welcome”.