North Carolina State University, Talley Student Union

Raleigh, North Carolina


North Carolina State University


290,462 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


The redesigned and expanded Talley Student Union shapes academic and student life experiences for the entire NC State community. Talley is a campus “game changer”—the landmark center has revitalized students’ attitudes and provided a place they may claim as their own. Talley’s amenities and programs form the foundation for student life and provide opportunities that shape success. The dynamic architecture and open, flexible interiors foster an interactive, interdisciplinary environment for students, faculty, alumni and visitors to connect and engage on campus. This vital university hub ignites enthusiasm and instills campus spirit, NC State culture and a sense of community.
The primary goal for the project was to create a foundation and center for NC State student life by providing collaborative spaces, sought-after amenities, extracurricular opportunities, and academic and employment resources. The new facility serves in stark contrast to the closed-off and underutilized 1972 student center it replaced.

Additional Information

Associated Firm

Cooper Carry

Cost per Sq Ft



Gold Citation

Featured in

2016 Educational Interiors Showcase

Interior category

Student Centers/Service Areas

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