NC State University Memorial Belltower Restoration

NC State University Memorial Belltower Restoration

This project includes the repair, restoration and preservation of NC State University’s iconic Memorial Belltower, as well as installation of a 55-bell carillon. Improvements addressed tower accessibility and use restrictions to permit installation of the clavier in the tower and allow occupancy of the clockworks level to accommodate playing the carillon on site. The project scope included exterior restoration of the 112’ granite tower and 48’ x 48’ plinth; interior restoration of the 11’-2” x 11’-2” marble-walled Shrine Room and marble Memorial Tablet; new construction involving the installation of a 55-bell carillon, installation of stairs to the playing cabin, installation of mechanical system and a new electrical system. The Belltower’s surrounding plaza was restored, and an ascending path was installed for universal accessibility. 

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Raleigh, North Carolina

North Carolina State University


  • 2021 Award of Merit - Renovation/ Restoration category, Engineering News Record (ENR) Southeast
  • 2021 Pinnacle Award - Best Building Project, Carolinas AGC
  • 2022 Certificate of Merit - Excellence in Project Implementation, North Carolina State Building Commission
  • 2022 Star Award, Construction Professionals Network (CPN) of North Carolina

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