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Design and Construction

Design & Construction

The Design and Construction Department plans and implements facility and infrastructure improvements to meet the current and future needs of the ECSU community. By providing quality management of design and construction projects, our primary responsibilities include: programming/planning/assessment, design and project management, Facilities Information Systems Management (FISM), construction oversight, and facilities support. 

Elizabeth City State University is committed to the development and utilization of HUB vendors. Our internal HUB participation goal is 20%, 10% above the North Carolina mandate. 

A HUB is defined as a business operated by anyone who is African America, Hispanic, Asian, Native America, a woman of any race, or a person with a disability. Firms may be certified as a HUB Contractor if it meets the Minority Business criteria: 

  • In which at least fifty-one percent (51%) is owned by one or more minority persons, or in the case of a corporation, in which at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the stock is owned by one or more minority persons or socially and economically disadvantaged individuals; and 
  • Of which the management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of the minority persons or socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who own it. 

Contractors seeking to offer quality work and services in support of Elizabeth City State University's mission of education, research and healthcare should contact the HUB Officer, Melanie Baker

Additional information can be found at the North Carolina Department of Administration Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses

Willie and Jacqueline Gilchrist Education and Psychology Complex
  • 80 geothermal wells with multi-stack water source heat pumps for heating and cooling
  • Master lighting control system by Lutron
  • Occupancy sensors in all spaces
  • All public spaces controlled by ambient light sensors
  • LED ceiling fixtures in hallways adjacent to curtain walls in lieu of fluorescent fixtures
  • Filtered water bottle filling station on all floors
  • Two sets of recycling containers on each floor
  • White EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer -  rubber) roof
  • All stairwells have natural lighting

Viking Tower Dormitory
  • State-of-the-art electrical sub meter system. Every power panel, lighting panel and transformer feed from the main switch board is sub metered.
  • Occupancy and light level controls for all lighting
  • All stairwells have natural lighting
  • Irrigation-free landscaping
Walter and Henrietta Ridley Student Center
  • 13kW photovoltaic array mounted on a white membrane roof
  • All power enters the buildings main electrical feed and decreases the energy costs to operate the facility
  • A computer kiosk was provided in the lobby to allow students to see the electricity created real time.

ECSU New Residence & Dining Hall - CM at Risk

Whiting Turner & Holt Brothers

ECSU Emergency Generator - Designer

McKim & Creed

ECSU Infrastructure Commmissioning Agent 

RMF Engineering, Inc.

ECSU Viking Village HVAC Replacement - Designer

Mckim & Creed
ECSU Sky Bridge - Designer Woolpert
ECSU Campus Main Pump Station, Infrastructure Upgrades - Water & Electrical Phase I & II - CM at Risk 

Balfour Beatty

ECSU Emergency Generator Power Phase I & II - CM at Risk

Balfour Beatty

ECSU UAS Drone Pavilion Classroom & Bathroom - Construction Bid

AR Chesson

ECSU Flight School - Designer


ECSU Flight School - CM at Risk

Muter Construction/CORG 

ECSU Campus Wide Access Control System - Designer

Quality Consulting Engineers

ECSU New Residence & Dining Hall - Professional Special Inspection Services


ECSU Infrastructure & Central Plant Commissioning

Infrastructure & Central Plant Commissioning

ECSU Infrastructure Project - Pad Mount Switches

Graybar Electric Company, Inc.

ECSU Viking Village Residence Hall HVAC - Construction Bids

Muter Construction

ECSU J.R. Jenkins Science Center Lab & Classrooms Renovations - Designer

Moseley Architects