With the first phase of the $120 million renovation and expansion to the Talley Student Union center already complete on the N.C. State University campus, construction of phase two on the south side of the Cates Ave. building is well underway, reports Triangle Business Journal.
The project is also on schedule to finish in spring 2015, according to an update from the project’s designers, Durham-based Duda/Paine Architects and Cooper Carry of Atlanta, who have been working with the university on plans for the Talley Center since 2009.
Phase II includes a new four-story, sky-lit atrium that will also feature a louvered wood art installation, a 31-by-18-foot video wall that will face the exterior Stafford Commons, a new bookstore, renovation of the 800-seat Stewart Theater, additional food venues and more meeting space options.
It will also complete the 115-foot tall Technology Tower structure, an identifying landmark structure that will be much like the university’s memorial Bell Tower on Hillsborough St. in Raleigh.
Both phases involve renovation of the 117,000-sq. ft. center and a new 171,000-sq. ft. addition with a food pavilion.