SECU Family House

Chapel Hill, NC

MHAworks delivered planning, programming, design, and construction administration for the SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals to provide a nurturing home-away-from-home for transplant, oncology, and critical care patients and their families. The 43,000 square-foot, 44-bedroom hospitality house includes:

  • single bedrooms and guest suites
  • library and computer spaces
  • variety of comfortable living and dining areas
  • family cooking and laundry rooms

Interior finishes include warm, stained craftsman woodwork, original paintings designed into the architectural friezes, special stained concrete floors, and a focal stone fireplace.

Due to constantly reaching full capacity, SECU Family House hired MHAworks to design a three-story addition to the original building. The $10.3 million expansion was completed in spring of 2021, adding approximately 26,000 square feet of space to the campus. With 36 additional bed units in single and suite-style rooms, a community gathering space, laundry facilities, and a front porch overlooking a landscaped courtyard, the SECU Family House nearly doubles the overall capacity for patients and visitors.