RTI International celebrates newest RTP campus building with beam signing

The 190,000-square-foot building will be RTI’s largest building on its campus headquarters


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC –RTI International celebrated the completion of the framing of its largest building on its Research Triangle Park campus with a beam signing by RTI executives and board members.

Nearly 1,000 RTI staff members also signed the beam in advance.

The 190,000 square-foot, six-story office building at the center of the main campus is expected to be completed in early 2018 and will provide workspace for about 670 RTI staff members. The building will feature a 300-person cafeteria, a coffee bar, many collaboration and meeting spaces, and an exhibit featuring RTI’s history and impact. The building will also include a terrace overlooking the campus, a plaza and garden spaces as well the campus’ largest multipurpose room to host events.  

"The design and function of this new building promises to redefine how RTI approaches teamwork,” said Wayne Holden, RTI president and CEO. “Staff members will be invited to interact in creative ways with colleagues, visitors, and partners in this incredible new space. We’re very excited about the collaboration opportunities it will bring.”

A four-story parking structure with approximately 650 spaces is being constructed adjacent to the office building.

Duda | Paine Architects is designing the building and interiors. DPR Construction is constructing the building, and Stewart is providing the civil engineering and landscape designs. NEMA Management is serving as a consultant to RTI throughout the planning, design, and construction process.

“The building creates a new center of gravity on RTI’s campus,” said Sanjeev Patel, principal and design director at Duda|Paine Architects. “The design’s juxtaposition of high tech and earth forms reflects the duality of state-of-the-art research and humanity that is the essence of RTI’s approach to science and research.”

View the artist renderings of the building and more photos here