ImaginOn | Joe and Joan Martin Center

Charlotte, North Carolina

This state of the art learning center in Uptown Charlotte combines the Children’s theater and Public Library. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte joined to create an active and interactive learning environment. The facility occupies a full city block and is an integral part of the growing downtown cultural district. Glazed ceramic cubes enclose library and classroom spaces. A marble-clad spiraling circle contains a blue-screen theater and story-telling spaces. A large concrete box encloses a 250-seat theater, and a large aluminum standing-seam spheroid houses a 570-seat theater.  Services Provided: Civil Engineering by BSDE | A Stanley D. Lindsey and Associates, Ltd. Office