A rendering of the Plant Sciences Building

NC State University Plant Sciences Building

Different by Design and Build

The NC State University Plant Sciences Building represents the latest thinking in design and construction to meet the complex needs of team-based plant science.

Flexibility is key here. Evolving technology requires an evolving space. This unique facility provides maximum potential for collaboration, interdisciplinary activities and innovation.

185,000 Square Feet of Genius

NC State University Plant Sciences Building rendering.


Positioned in the heart of NC State’s Centennial Campus, our scientists and staff can seamlessly integrate research and talent with the College of Engineering, the Wilson College of Textiles, and the Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center.

This facility will also attract exceptional faculty and students from around the world and help us better connect off-campus assets and research stations to deliver the science, technologies, and outcomes our stakeholders need.

$160.2M Research and Innovation Facility

A class-defining space to establish North Carolina as the global hub for plant science discovery and innovation.

Naming Opportunities

You can add your name to the long list of North Carolina agricultural and community organizations, foundations and businesses that have invested in N.C. PSI.

Opportunities await partners who want to help us transform the plant sciences. Check out the naming opportunities below and join us.

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Space for Research and Discovery

Plant Sciences Building Greenhouse


Rooftop greenhouse space will provide fully conditioned under glass growth environments. There will be a mix of BSL2 and BSL3 greenhouse space located on the fifth level. This controlled-environment facility for working with and containing plant diseases and insects can house select agents that are not currently present in the United States.

Plant Sciences Building Labs


The Plant Sciences core laboratory support spaces (aka “anchor labs”) will provide access to state of the art equipment and staff to support the research projects of the PSB. The core labs across each floor will include growth chambers and environmental rooms. Anchor Labs: Genotyping Lab, Spectroscopy and Omics Suite, Transformation Suite, Soils Analysis Lab and Engineering Lab.

Plant Sciences Building Break Space

Break Spaces

Break spaces and shared conference space are clustered between research wings on each floor, providing amenities at the center of the building to maximize interaction. The areas will have different amenities and atmosphere to encourage researchers to leave their floor in search of other environments.

Space for Collaboration and Education

Plant Sciences Building Hearth


The first level of the building focuses on the integration of community-based efforts and education of the public. A welcoming, two-story entrance titled the “Hearth” will highlight a demonstration area focused on the agricultural sciences and projects that are going to be housed at the NC State Plant Sciences Building.

Plant Sciences Building Seminar Room

Seminar Room

Best-in-class seminar, lecture and common spaces where all partners, students and stakeholders will interact in ways that transform innovation and learning. This highly visible location accommodates 135-150 people for seminars and workshops. The pre-function space will be a gathering area for collaborators before and after events.

Plant Sciences Building Board Room


The Boardroom is where leading minds will come to discuss complex problems. With dramatic views overlooking the Oval, Hunt Library and the lake beyond, the third-floor space will hold 30 people.