NC State University Integrative Sciences Building

Raleigh, NC

As demand for qualified STEM graduates continues to grow, NC State University has envisioned a centralized location on campus for biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and biotechnology students to come together and collaborate. VHB has partnered with the University, ZGF Architects and Moseley Architects to bring this vision to life through the NC State Integrative Sciences Building, a project which, when completed, will represent a significant step toward the University's long-term commitment to advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.

Located at the center of North Campus, the new building will connect to the existing science building, Polk Hall, and sit adjacent to Dabney Hall and Cox Hall. This cluster of buildings will represent a hub for science, innovation, and technology, and provide instructional and research space to broaden educational experiences and offer real world scenarios. VHB analyzed the movement patterns of people across this area of campus, which helped inform strategic design choices aimed at optimizing circulation throughout the site while fostering connectivity between the new building and neighboring buildings. VHB’s water resources team addressed flooding issues on the site by developing a solution that aligns with the University’s sustainability goals.

VHB’s survey, civil engineering, and campus mobility services combined to create an environment conducive for student success. Construction of the project began in spring of 2023 and is expected to be completed by fall of 2026, marking a significant milestone in the University’s goal of advancing and enhancing its STEM programming opportunities.

Exterior view of the new building surrounded by students moving through campus.


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  • Civil Engineering

  • Data Collection & Analysis

  • Land Survey

  • Site Access & Circulation Design

  • Stormwater Design & Engineering

  • Water Resources Analysis