Stateview Hotel is one of NC State’s campus buildings certified for high performance and sustainability.
Gross Square Footage: 118,291
Date of Completion: August 2017
LEED Status: LEED Silver Certified
Designer: Cooper Carry
Purpose of Project: The new State View Hotel, a Marriott Autograph Collection building, is located on a 10-acre site situated on a scenic overlook of Lake Raleigh and will serve as a focal point for the beautiful Centennial Campus. The Marriott Autograph Collection building will have 164 guestrooms, public spaces, and a ground level fitness center that opens to an outdoor pool, terrace, and lawn. A fine dining restaurant and bar overlooks the lake and the pool terrace below. Additionally, there will be a one-story conference facility with 9,000 square feet of both large and small breakout meeting areas. A multi-purpose ballroom is situated adjacent to the on-grade Event Terrace with views of Lake Raleigh. The views are preserved through a 100 foot tree save area along the water. Although NCSU-provided public transportation will significantly reduce parking requirements, there is a parking requirement. The parking serving the hotel and conference facility is designed as an integral part of the landscape and existing natural character of the site and campus.
Marriott is working to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). These 17 goals are suggested by the UN to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. As an independently run building on the campus of NC State University, the State View Hotel desires to be a partner and steward of the sustainable approach the University has adopted. Seeking the same LEED standards as the University, the hotel is respectful of the open space, resource management and an extension of the campus for the public.
- A focus on open space will help the project meet the aesthetic quality of fitting into the campus.
- The conscious effort to use native and adaptive plant species in order to be a good steward of the local ecology and aid in the reduction of water use. This contributes to the SDG’s 14 and 15 for Life below water and Life on Land.
- By focusing on the existing site conditions, the project leverages the existing detention pond for its stormwater quantity and quality, thus reducing the need for site disruption.
- The campus connectivity is vital to the success of a walkable, clean campus and allows the project to reduce the parking requirements. This opportunity promotes mass transit solutions and would allow the University to extend future bus routes to collect campus visitors and connect the south part of the campus back to the city.