Building Address: 2410 Campus Shore Drive (show on map)
Building Abbreviation: MRC
Building Number: 720A
The building is one of the most sophisticated research buildings on campus, is funded by the state along with the College of Textiles. It houses a structures lab that is paired with a large concrete mass used as a point of reference in test processes and special “clean-rooms” for diminishing the total number of particles per cubic foot of space.
The building is named for former Chancellor Larry K. Monteith. A native of Bryson City, North Carolina, Monteith had a 41 year career associated with NC State. He was the university’s eleventh chancellor, serving from 1989 – 1998. He also was dean of engineering from 1978 – 1989.
“From the initial concept for the Engineering Graduate Research Center in 1979, to the passing of the bond referendum in 1993, to the grand opening celebration in 1997, Larry Monteith championed the cause of making this unique center become a reality,” said Nino A. Masnari, former Dean of the College of Engineering. “Having the buidling bear his name is a fitting tribute to his impact on engineering education and the history of NC State University.”