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Voting to end for architectural challenge

Voting will end Sept. 30 for entries in The Mecklenburg Times’ architectural challenge, Reframing Charlotte.

Earlier this year, The Meck Times challenged area architects to create a uniquely “Charlotte-style” house, drawing on the region’s history, culture, natural resources, climate and geography. The challenge was inspired by remarks made by Charlotte Planning Director Debra Campbell at a luncheon last December sponsored by Commercial Real Estate Women’s Charlotte chapter.

Campbell said that often homebuilders describe the houses they plan to build as being “Charleston-style” or of some other genre, but that she would like to see them build houses unique to Charlotte.

The Mecklenburg Times received 10 entries, which can be viewed and voted on at http://bit.ly/1sdfLlv.

The top vote-getters, as well as the results of a professional panel’s evaluation of the designs, will be revealed Oct. 8 at The Mecklenburg Times’ breakfast forum, “Future Charlotte: Building a Vision.” The panel will focus on how community leaders envision the region developing in the next 25 years, and who will take us there. Panels members will include Campbell; Ned Curran, president and CEO of Bissell; John Komisin, president and COO of Little Diversified Architectural Consulting; and Mark Vitner, managing director and senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities LLC.

Tickets are on sale now. For information, contact Amanda Johnson at Amanda.johnson@mecktimes.com.

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