LHC Structural Engineers
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Location: NC State University, Raleigh, NC
Phase 1 Budget: $35 million
Year Completed: 2016

The primary goal for the project was the modernization of Reynolds Coliseum with specific changes meant to enhance the way the building is being used today, while respecting the character and heritage of this important “hallowed space” on NC State’s campus.  Introducing an energy-efficient air conditioning system allows the building to be used in new ways. Life safety enhancements include new sprinkler, fire alarm, and smoke evacuation systems. Reducing the size of the seating bowl resulted in an intimate seating venue appropriately scaled for the sports that call Reynolds their home, and all seats now have good sightlines.

Improvements to the home of Women’s Basketball, Volleyball, Gymnastics and Wrestling will enhance recruiting opportunities for these programs. And finally, woven throughout the facility will be the Walk of Fame & History experience, with a focal point in the newly created Grand Hall showcasing the storied history of NC State Athletics.

LHC is challenged with designing framing and foundations for the new 2-story space while maintaining the integrity of the original 1940's era building.

Architect: Corley Redfoot Architects