Talley Student Union, NC State University - Duda|Paine Architects
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Talley Student Union, NC State University

Talley’s design transforms a 1972 facility into an interactive and interdisciplinary hub for student-life experiences and the entire campus community. The reconfigured building advances a new model for student centers through landmark form and an emphasis on shared and flexible spaces. It creates a ‘crossroads’ that reflects and enhances the contemporary intersection of traditional academic boundaries and social activity.

 

The architecture reinforces pedestrian circulation through strong visual links to surrounding buildings and to previously disconnected areas of campus. Each corner provides a prominent landmark, orienting students and visitors to interior spaces. The iconic Technology Tower—inspired by research at the University—marks the location of a future pedestrian bridge to North Campus. The design is open and dynamic, redefining NC State’s campus identity and advancing a new model for student life facilities with an emphasis on shared and flexible spaces. Key amenities include diversified dining, centralized student organizations, and integrated exterior/interior environments. The LEED Silver Certified project also received the 2016 ACUI Facility Design Award.

 

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Category

Learning

Location

Raleigh, North Carolina

Size

290,00 sf (New 171,000 sf; Renovation 119,000 sf)

Sustainability

LEED Silver Certified