UNC Chapel Hill RENCi at Europa Center

The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCi) launched an innovative research partnership with UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University, and NC State University in 2005. The new program aims to identify, research, and solve immanent challenges within North Carolina, the greater nation, and the world.

RENCi commissioned RND to provide space planning, architectural design, and interior design services for their new headquarter offices at the Europa Center. The project scope involved the design of 12,000 square feet of Class A office space and 2,000 square feet of high density computer rooms.

Integrated within the administrative spaces were visualization labs, video conferencing rooms, a robotics lab, a new HD Edit Suite, and high performance data center. In order to accommodate the power and cooling loads of the renovated areas, our architectural team worked closely with consultant engineers to ensure project success.

  • Chapel Hill, NC

  • Completed in 2005

  • Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCi)