The Point at NC State University was designed to represent the Wolfpack Family as both a home for the chancellor and a venue for the many friends and dignitaries who come to NC State’s campus. The residence’s rooms can accommodate a range of functions from a small family dinner to dinner for 60 or a reception for 120 guests. The home is open, familiar, personal in scale, and welcoming, with many entry points leading from surrounding gardens. The design creates a true North Carolina experience by integrating the state’s traditional building language and through the use of North Carolina sourced materials such as brick, wood framing, floors, ceilings and trim. Local manufacturers, distributors and nurseries contributed resources for the project, which was considered a stimulus for North Carolina manufacturers. Funded in full by private donations, the project is LEED Certified.
The Point represents many of the core principals of the Triangle Tour of Residential Architecture by integrating sustainability, local resources and talent in design that celebrates the unique character of North Carolina.
– Chad Volk, Assoc. AIA, 2012 Residential Architecture Tour Co-Chair
Inclusion of The Point in the Triangle Tour of Residential Architecture is an exciting opportunity for the public to see this unique and important home.
– Jon Zellweger, AIA, 2012 Residential Architecture Tour Co-Chair
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Triangle Section hosted a public tour of NC State University Chancellor’s residence, The Point, on Saturday October, 13th, 2012.