North Carolina State University

Riddick Hall

The new Riddick Hall provides modernized teaching and open laboratory space for North Carolina State University’s Departments of Physics and Animal Science. The phased renovation and expansion project called for an extensive scope of work, including gutting the interior of the main building, asbestos abatement, and interior fit-up. It also included remodeling the main building’s façade, reroofing the main structure, connecting existing underground utilities, and improving pedestrian access points. Renovations impacted approximately 108,000 sf of the facility. Existing annex buildings were demolished to make room for a 12,000 sf expansion to the facility. The project also provided for a large reading room and mechanical support areas for the existing facility.

BE&K Building Group worked steadily with us to stay within the budget. They were both innovative and cooperative. Rather than focusing on the abrupt market change (post-bid) and looking for relief, BE&K found ways to cut costs through altered construction methods and value engineering. Success was achieved, and we now have a facility that looks brand new housed within the shell of an older building.

— Kevin MacNaughton, Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities, North Carolina State University

  • Service — Construction Management
  • Architect — EYP (formerly BJAC)
  • Client — The University of North Carolina System