Learn about Projects for NC State Investor Relations, including Engineering Building Oval, Plant Sciences Initiative, and Carmichael Addition & Renovation.
Partially funded by the State of North Carolina NC Connect Bond, the Engineering Building Oval (EBO) is the fourth in a series of engineering buildings on the Centennial Campus precinct, which will complete the College of Engineering’s (COE) presence on The Oval. This project accommodates the moves of Fitts Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE), and the Dean’s Administration from the North Campus precinct to further unify the college and promote opportunities for synergies and collaboration. The building will support broad initiatives in the areas of: advanced materials and manufacturing; robotics and sensor technology; service sector engineering; critical infrastructure and security; transportation and logistics; and energy and environmental systems.
The vision for the new Plant Sciences Building is to create a highly collaborative and interactive environment, where researchers from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and from across the university can build imaginative and far-reaching multidisciplinary partnerships with scientists from government, industry, and regulatory agencies. The goal of these interdisciplinary, research-team partnerships is to find innovative and creative solutions for the grand challenges of agriculture, agribusiness, and plant research, including those regarding food production, sustainability, disease resistance, and climate change.
The building design will promote creativity and collaboration. This five-story building will be approximately 199,000 gross square feet (GSF) comprised of research labs, office space, corporate lab/office suites, hearth/atrium space, support space, and shared, flexible conferencing space. The partial fifth floor will house Biosafety Levels (BSL) 2 and 3 rooftop greenhouses.
The project demolishes the existing 48,000 sq. ft. Carmichael administration building and constructs an approximately 82,800 sq. ft. addition. The addition will house student recreation spaces that may include: fitness, functional training, wellness resources, rock wall, teaching kitchen, etc. Specific elements will be determined through student input and feedback during design phase (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017).
The program spaces within the Carmichael Complex are not sized appropriately to support the current or projected growth for recreational spaces. In addition, the existing building does not comply with accessibility or electrical system requirements and contains asbestos. The addition will also require renovations to approximately 1,000 sq. ft. of adjacent Carmichael Gym facility for accessibility and connectivity. The project relocates an existing campus steam line and includes a new fire suppression alarm system and sprinklers throughout the existing Gym.