Fitts-Woolard Hall

The future home of innovation. The Fitts-Woolard Hall on Centennial Campus will be one of the most dynamic research and education environments in the world.

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.

The construction of Fitts-Woolard Hall is made possible by a unique public-private partnership. Half of the $150 million needed for the building was provided by public funds, via a bond referendum passed by North Carolina voters. NC State is securing the remaining funding through private philanthropy. Fueled by the generous support of alumni and friends, each day brings this extraordinary project closer to reality.

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.

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.

A portrait of NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson.

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Contact Us

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.

Lora Bremer

Executive Director of Major Gifts
and Campaign Planning
NC State Engineering Foundation
919.513.0983
lora_bremer@ncsu.edu

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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Support the College of Engineering and the construction of Fitts-Woolard Hall.

Dean’s Administration

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.

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

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.

Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

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.