Fitts-Woolard Hall, the College of Engineering’s newest building on NC State’s Centennial Campus, opened in summer 2020.
The new facility on Centennial’s engineering oval is the home of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering; the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering; and the dean’s administration.
The College’s original move-in plans have been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions it has placed on the NC State campus. While some classrooms are being used during the spring 2021 semester, the transition into lab spaces and offices is ongoing and not all labs in Fitts-Woolard Hall are fully operational.
The College has delayed scheduling an in-person dedication ceremony and most College of Engineering alumni haven’t had a chance to visit the new building. But the College worked with the NC State Alumni Association to offer a virtual tour of the facility with Dean Louis Martin-Vega and department heads Julie Swann and Mort Barlaz.
The tour was broadcast online on Feb. 22, 2021, along with an online Q&A session about the building. A video of the entire program is available online.