For our September 2017 program, we toured the renovated Reynolds Coliseum at NCSU.
Reynolds Coliseum Renovation and Walk of Fame & History Project
Bill Davis, RA, LEED AP
NC State University, NCSU Capital Project Associate Director- Formal Design
About the Speaker
Bill Davis received a Bachelor's Degree from Lehigh University, and a Master of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. He has been a registered architect since 1996 and has practiced in Missouri and Pennsylvania in addition to North Carolina.
Bill has worked on many different types of projects, ranging from small residential renovations, new and renovated K-12 schools, floating casinos in Mississippi and Louisiana, and the rainwater collection system at the Legislative Building.
Bill is the associate director for formal design in Capital Project Management, Facilities Division, and was the design project manager for the Reynolds Coliseum Renovation and Talley Student Union. He has been with NC State for 8 years, working in Energy Management prior to moving to Capital Project Management in 2011.
* $35M total project budget.
* Partnership between NC State University and NC State Athletics, with $20M privately funded by donors to the Wolfpack Club on behalf of NC State Athletics and $15M funded by the University.
Modernize Reynolds Coliseum, built in 1949 and one of nine "hallowed spaces" on NC State's campus.
Create an on-campus gathering place for large-scale campus and student events, such as convocation, graduation, keynote addresses, concerts and shows, befitting one of the nation's leading public research universities. Festival seating capacity will be approximately 6,000.
Create the new Walk of Fame & History to prominently and appropriately recognize the rich history and tradition of the Wolfpack. Members of the NC State Athletics Hall of Fame (est. 2012) will be permanently enshrined, all current and heritage varsity sports will be recognized, and the greatest student-athletes, coaches and special contributors to ever wear the Red & White will be proudly featured.
The reconfigured seating bowl for approximately 5,500 fans will create great sightlines and a tremendous home court advantage for Wolfpack Women's Basketball, Volleyball, Wrestling and Gymnastics.
Air-conditioning will be added to Reynolds Coliseum and the new Walk of Fame & History.
A new, center-hung video board and secondary LED displays will enhance the in-game experience for fans.
As the project pursues LEED Silver certification, a new roof will be installed, all windows will be replaced (including historically accurate details), and new glass doors will flood light into the arena.
New and enhanced fan amenities will be added throughout the arena, including expanded and new points of sale for concessions and merchandising, new and renovated restrooms, and expanded hospitality areas.
The East and West event level concourses will be expanded from just 4-feet at present to more than 35-feet for circulation and amenities.
Extensive new branding and graphics will flow throughout the new Walk of Fame, arena concourses and seating bowl.
New offices for Wolfpack Women's Basketball and Volleyball on the second floor will overlook the new "grand hall" and Walk of Fame & History.
A new video control room will serve as the hub for television, video board and online production needs across all 23 varsity sports.