The Studio

People gathered outside South End Studio Entrance

The Urban Design Center operates out of the South End Studio located at 1507 Camden Road, Charlotte NC 28203.  The Studio previously operated as a trolley museum and now serves as the hub of urban design and placemaking for the City of Charlotte.  Although the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the unveiling of the refreshed space, the Charlotte Urban Design Center team will once again open its doors with new events and capacity-building programs for civic innovation in Summer 2022.  Keep up to date with announcements by following the Urban Design Center on social media (@clturbandesign).

In the meantime, please come and enjoy The Studio's public patio space.  Stop by for a game of five-person ping-pong or a teeter-totter ride!

Events Activities 2 children playing Ping Pong  

Events & Activities

Throughout the year, the Charlotte Urban Design Center hosts events and activities such as workshops, speaker series, gallery crawls, and public meetings. Learn more about our upcoming workshops and events.

The Charlotte Urban Design Center is currently focusing on key events such as the Charlotte Urban Design Awards and the Southeast Urban Design Summit.



  • Upcoming patio activations
  • Upcoming Charlotte Urban Design Awards