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John Chavis Memorial Park

John Chavis Memorial Park Building Tour

Time to see the built project from the previous design presentation at our chapter meeting. Join us for our November event where we will tour the new Chavis Park building with Emily Morgan from Clearscapes, the project's architects!

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John Chavis Memorial Park Building Tour
John Chavis Memorial Park Building Tour

Time & Location

Nov 16, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

John Chavis Memorial Park, 505 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA

About The Event

 Please join us for our November program where we will be touring the new John Chavis Memorial Park!  BYOG- bring your own gear including PPE. This is no longer a construction site but the park may be muddy.

Time to see the built project from our previous design presentation! 

John Chavis Memorial Park is a historic landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. This first phase implementation of the 2014 adopted park master plan, focusing on honoring the past and planning for the future, includes a new community center, a multipurpose central plaza, a large playground for multi-generational use, the historic carousel house renovation with public art and sustainable design integration. The new community center is targeting LEED Silver certification with US Green Building Council.

The floor area of the new community center is 41,600 SF housing a large multipurpose room, meeting rooms, fitness room, lounge areas, locker rooms, gymnasium with 6 retractable basketball goals, 1 volleyball court, 3 pickleball courts, elevated walking track and stretch area. The upper floor window features the glass collage “Chavis Reclaimed” by local artist David Wilson.

This project received an Imprint Award from the Downtown Raleigh Alliance. They honored five significant construction projects with Imprint Awards at the State of Downtown Raleigh 2021 event. Imprint Awards are given to major developments that contribute to the forward momentum of Downtown Raleigh and invest more than $2 million in downtown.

Development Team Owner: City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Architect: Clearscapes  Landscape Architect: Surface 678 Structural Engineer: Lysaght and Associates Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineers: Sigma Engineered Solutions    Civil Engineer: Calyx Engineers + Consultants General Contractor: Monteith Construction Public Artist: David Wilson Funding Partners: City of Raleigh, National Park Service


$20,000,000 (total- including park master plan, strategic implementation study, and first phase design and construction)

Learning Objectives:

1 LU is available for this event.

Learning Objective 1: Participants will be able to describe the application of a glazing building envelope system that utilizes intermediate steel components to address span requirements for the project.

Learning Objective 2: Participants will experience the relationships of the park site elements that drove the geometry of the community center building as well as understand how the anticipation of future projects played a part in the design of the building.

Learning Objective 3: Participants will observe the finished installation of concrete form masonry unit walls and be able to identify the design and construction strategy differences between CFMU walls and traditional unit masonry walls.

Learning Objective 4: Participants will observe the unique application of sunshades combined with art glass to improve the building’s energy efficiency and will be able to identify the construction sequencing challenges unique to these elements in this project.


Emily Morgan, Architect | Clearscapes


  • CSI RDU Chapter Members: $0
  • Non CSI RDU Chapter Members: $35
  • Student Non CSI RDU Chapter Members: $15 

Payment Options:

  • Credit Card during Registration
  • Cash or Check at the Door

Parking and Meeting Information:

  • There is parking at the building.

Please contact Leanne Byrd if you have any general questions about the event or registration.



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