CPCC breaks ground for its largest-ever building

last modified Nov 02, 2017 10:22 AM

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) officials broke ground today for the new North Classroom Building, at the college’s Central Campus. The 154,100 square-foot facility will be the largest building ever constructed by the college.

“With this new space, the college will be better able to equip students with the skills required to pursue family-sustaining careers and transform their lives,” said Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer, CPCC president. “I firmly believe we at the college are in the life-transformation businesses, and this new building will be an important element in this process.

North Classroom Building Project Summary:

  • Construction/Project Manager:  Rodger Builders
  • Architect:  Bergmann Associates
  • 154,100-square-foot project
  • Total project cost:  $56.1 million
  • Source of funding:  2013 Mecklenburg County bonds
  • Scheduled completion date:  Open for classes January 2020

The North Classroom Building will include:

  • 23 classrooms
  • 29 computer classrooms
  • 200-seat auditorium
  • Four biology labs
  • Two chemistry labs
  • Faculty/staff offices


The six-floor North Classroom Building will be larger than the Overcash Building, also located on the Central Campus. The Overcash Building, completed in 2005, currently is CPCC’s biggest facility, standing at 128,304 square feet.

“This new building will provide much-needed classroom space to address student demand on this campus,” Deitemeyer added. The new building will sit on the Central Campus main quad.

The groundbreaking ceremony was one of several inauguration week events taking place at the college. On Friday, Nov. 3, at 10:30 a.m., in Halton Theater of the Overcash Building, Deitemeyer will be inaugurated as CPCC’s fourth president.