The Process

The Master Planning Team began its work last year, beginning with the selection of Brailsford & Dunlavey of Charlotte, N.C., a master facility planning group, and the Watson Tate Savory architectural firm located in Columbia, S.C. Both firms are distinguished by their visionary leadership and have a reputation for excellence in architecture, planning, design, and economic analysis.

During a six-month period, meetings and consultations were held with PC students, faculty and staff. “The campus community has been engaged in focus groups and individual interviews. These conversations assisted the leadership team in making informed decisions regarding investment priorities on campus,” said President Claude C. Lilly.

“We learned from our students, faculty and staff that our pressing needs are for more quality living space for students and updated academic and research facilities in order to improve student engagement and experience and build pride within the PC community,” —Dr. Claude C. Lilly