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With construction complete, Fitts-Woolard Hall is going through a phased opening

Cornerstone Society

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The Cornerstone Society provides an opportunity for you to name a space of your choosing in Fitts-Woolard Hall or in an existing engineering building on Centennial Campus. Naming opportunities begin at $100,000. As a member of this exclusive society, you will:

  • Have your name permanently associated with the space of your choosing
  • Have your gift recognized in a central location in Fitts-Woolard Hall along with a special recognition biography and photo.
  • Receive regular insider updates on the research and education in Fitts-Woolard Hall
  • Be invited to exclusive events, including the dedication of the new building (spring date TBD).

If you are interested in learning more about fundraising efforts or named spaces in Fitts-Woolard Hall, please contact Erica Fuller with the NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. at or 919.515.9958.

FWH classroomThe College of Engineering took beneficial occupancy of Fitts-Woolard Hall on July 24, 2020. Coming in at approximately 225,000 gross square feet, NC State’s newest engineering building provides the crucial next step in uniting the College on Centennial Campus. The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) and the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) began moving into spaces on August 3. The dean’s administration began moving into its offices on the fourth floor on August 31.

During the first two weeks of the fall semester, before the University’s decision to move undergraduate classes to full-time online instruction, classrooms on the second floor were being utilized — including the Angel Family Foundation Auditorium (Room 2336).

FWH lab spaceMultiple laboratories located throughout the building are up and running — including the Multifunctional Composites Lab (Room 1322) led by CCEE’s Dr. Jason Patrick. The research group works toward advancing modern fiber-reinforced composites, which are both strong and lightweight compared to conventional structural materials like steel and concrete.

The $154 million project received $75 million from the voters of North Carolina through a 2016 bond referendum. The NC Legislature provided an additional $2 million in design funding and the University is providing $17 million for support infrastructure. The College pledged to contribute $60 million through private philanthropy and currently has commitments of over $48 million, thanks to the generosity of more than 300 alumni donors and a lead gift of $25 million from industrial engineering alumni Edward P. Fitts and Edgar S. Woolard.

FWH interiorThe College still needs the support of its alumni and friends to close the remaining fundraising gap to avoid taking on debt that would impact the opportunities that can be made available to our students.

Naming Opportunities

Exterior: 04/10 | still available
Laboratories: 35/42 | still available
Classrooms: 06 09 | still available
Conference/meeting rooms: 12/15 | still available
Faculty offices: 00/08 | still available
Common/multi-purpose spaces: 11/23 | still available

68 of the 107 naming opportunities in Fitts-Woolard Hall are still available.


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