Chancellor’s new residence opens its doors to the public

December 21, 2011
By Chris Saunders

blog_thepoint1This fall saw the completion of the chancellor’s new residence on Centennial Campus beside the Park Alumni Center. And now NC State has opened the residence’s doors for its community to see. We went inside to see the new digs. Click here to see the photos we got.

blog_thepoint2The university broke ground on the project in March 2010 and finished construction this October. Known as “the Point,” the residence features a 5,400-square-foot downstairs that serves as a welcoming area for Chancellor Randy Woodson to entertain guests and donors. “It is a gathering place where university partners and collaborators can gain a sense of our core values as a university,” says Woodson. “We take pride in our new residence as we do in all of NC State’s accomplishments both at home and abroad.”

Upstairs, the residents live in a private 3,100-square-foot area. NC State College of Design Dean Marvin Malecha led the design of the home, which replaces the residence on Hillsborough Street that served as the chancellor’s home since it was built in 1928. That building will become the home of the new Gregg Museum of Art & Design.

The project cost $3.5 million, none of which came for public or state-appropriated dollars. Instead, private donors made the Point a reality with their private dollars and in-kind donations, like furnishings.

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