About Fitts-Woolard Hall
The College of Engineering’s newest academic and research building, Fitts-Woolard Hall will be home to the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering; the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering; and the dean’s administration, unifying the College of Engineering on Centennial Campus. Fitts-Woolard Hall is scheduled to open to students and faculty members in June 2020.
Beyond a Building
Fitts-Woolard Hall will transform research and education at the College of Engineering.
Previously known as the Engineering Building Oval, the building has been named to honor Edward P. Fitts, Jr. and his wife, Debra, and Edgar S. Woolard, Jr. and his wife Peggy. The Fittses and Woolards have demonstrated their dedication to NC State and the College of Engineering through their service and transformative philanthropic support. Fitts-Woolard Hall honors their commitment to the College of Engineering’s continued growth and progress.
Fitts-Woolard Hall will serve as a hub of innovation, catalyzing cross-discipline research and fostering collaboration with industry partners. An investment in this critical project is an investment in the future of engineering and the future of North Carolina.
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Fitts-Woolard Hall will be a state-of-the-art facility that truly supports our vision of collaborative, interdisciplinary instruction, research and innovation. The fact that this vision is becoming a reality through a public-private partnership very appropriately reflects the solutions-driven teamwork taking place on Centennial Campus every day.
Chancellor Randy Woodson
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Home of Innovation
Fitts-Woolard Hall brings the College of Engineering together on Centennial Campus by serving as the home for the dean’s administration; the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering; and the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and System Engineering.
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Dr. Louis Martin-Vega became dean of the College of Engineering in 2006. The college has climbed in national rankings during his tenure and is currently ranked 25th overall and 13th among public universities. Dean Martin-Vega and his wife, Mrs. Maggie Martin, established the Dean’s Club with a leadership gift to support Fitts-Woolard Hall.
The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) is one of the largest of its kind — and one of the best. Under the leadership of department head Dr. Morton A. Barlaz, CCEE is committed to cutting-edge research in such areas as computing and systems, geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering, structural engineering and mechanics, and transportation systems and materials.
The Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) continues to gain recognition as one of the best in the country. Led by Dr. Julie Swann, A. Doug Allison Distinguished Professor, ISE is tackling innovative solutions to challenges facing biomanufacturing, advanced manufacturing, rapid prototyping and health systems engineering.
The College of Engineering continues to need the help of its alumni and friends. To aid the fundraising effort, the NC State Engineering Foundation (NCSEF) has developed a portfolio of giving opportunities for donors. Learn more by contacting Lora Bremer, executive director of major gifts and campaign planning with the NC State Engineering Foundation, at 919.513.0983 or email@example.com. Learn More