Directions to NLI

Once you arrive at NC State University campus use these links to find parking areas and NLI Meeting locations.

NLI Office, 101 Leazar Hall

130 Kamphoefner Hall Conference Room

Brooks Hall 3rd Floor Rotunda


Use the directions below for finding campus from outside of Raleigh, and from Downtown Raleigh.

From the North and West

On I-40 Eastbound, stay in the right two lanes and follow Wade Avenue at the Wade Avenue split, Exit 289. In just over two miles the highway will turn into 4 lane street. At the third stop light turn right on Faircloth Street. At the next light turn left onto Hillsborough Street. Follow Hillsborough Street 1.5 miles to the Pullen Road Roundabout. Turn right onto Pullen Road at the Roundabout. At the next roundabout turn right onto Stinson Drive. The College of Design buildings are on your right and left, with Brooks and Kamphoefner Halls on your left, in that order and Leazar Hall, home of NLI, on your right as you approach the Visitor's Information Booth. See Parking, below.

Alternate route from the North & West.
Follow I-40 Eastbound to the "Inner Beltline" (Hwy 440/US1 North) Exit 293-B, off ramp to the right and then stay left. Follow 440 for 2 miles; take Western Blvd off ramp to the right, exit 2-A, heading towards Raleigh. Follow for about 1 1/2 miles; NC State is on the Left. (Jordan Hall is tall brick and green glass building at intersection of Western and Morrill Drive/Avent Ferry Road). Take the first exit/left turn after the road divides, turn left on to Pullen Road (bridge across median), follow curve of road, cross RR bridge, large building on left with marble columns is the College of Design main building, Brooks Hall. Go around the round-a-bout and to turn left on Stinson Drive. Leazar Hall, home of NLI will be on your right as you approach the Visitor's Information Booth. See Parking, below.

From the South
Head towards Raleigh on I-40. Take 440 West, towards Cary, exit at South Saunders Street (exit 298A). At the foot of the exit ramp, turn right, go up the hill, at the top the main highway curves to the right and descends (enjoy the view of downtown Raleigh). Take the first exit ramp to the right (with tight curve) up to Western Blvd. Turn left on to elevated Western Blvd. Go about 1 mile (under railroad bridge, Central Prison on right, Pullen Park on right. Turn right on to Pullen Road, follow curve of road round to right, cross RR bridge, large building on left with marble columns is the College of Design main building, Brooks Hall. See Parking and Finding NLI office, below.

From Downtown

Take Hillsborough Street toward NC State University campus. Turn left on Pullen Road at the roundabout. Turn on the next round-a-bout and take the immediate right on Stinson Drive. The College of Design main buildings, Brooks Hall and Kamphoefner Hall, will be on your left. Leazar Hall, home of NLI will be on your right as you approach the Visitor's Information Booth. See Parking, below. 

Any problems, please call 919 515 8345.

Parking: Proceed to the Visitor's Information Booth on Stinson Drive. Tell them you have a meeting at the College of Design and present the parking permit you recieved via email. Your first choice is North Campus Parking Lot (immediately left after passing through the Info booth) If the North Campus parking lot is full, the Coliseum Parking Deck is the best back up.

Coliseum Parking Deck: To get to the Collisium Deck make a U-Turn at the information booth, return to the traffic circle at Pullen Drive, make a right turn onto Pullen, cross over the RR tracks, and take an immediate right on Dunn Avenue. Take the first left onto Jensen Drive and enter the parking deck on your right to the upper level. Your parking pass allows you to park in the UPPER LEVEL ONLY. Your parking pass must be displayed on your dashboard. You will have to walk from there to the Leazar Hall. Please allow an extra 5 mins for this.

Finding the NLI office:
From the North Campus Parking Lot
- Walk up the stairs at the north end of the lot (towards the info booth) to the sidewalk. At the top, cross Stinson Drive and head towards the lower level, backside of Leazar Hall immediately ahead (facing the Poe Hall loading dock). Pass under the staircase terrace brick structure to the door with the keypad lock. Knock on the door and if you don't get an answer call 919-515-8345.

From the Coliseum Deck - exit the parking deck, cross Dunn Avenue and go through the tunnel under the rail tracks. Continue through the rain garden and diagonally towards your right across the vast sea of cars (North Campus Parking Lot) and walk up the stairs to the sidewalk. At the top, cross Stinson Drive and head towards the lower level, backside of Leazar Hall immediately ahead, facing the Poe Hall loading dock. Pass under the staircase terrace brick structure to the front door. Knock on the door with the keypad lock and if you don't get an answer call 919-515-8345.

Finding Brooks Hall 3rd Floor Rotunda:
From the North Campus Parking Lot - Walk up the stairs at the north end of the lot (towards the info booth) to the sidewalk. At the top, turn right on Stinson Dr. and walk up the hill crossing Boney Dr. The second building on the right after Boney is the back of Brooks Hall. It is connected to the building just before (Kamphoefner) by a bridge. To approach from the back, walk between the two buildings, under the bridge to a central courtyard. Take the stair or elevator to the 3rd floor, go towards the front of the building and enter through the glass entryway on the right.

To approach Brooks Hall from the front, follow Stinson to the traffic circle corner with Pullen Drive turn to the right and enter the first building with the large white columns. You will be in the first floor rotunda when you enter the building, so enter the gallery space behind the rotunda turn right, exit onto the central patio and take the stairs or elevator to the 3rd floor.

From the Coliseum Deck - Exit the parking deck, cross Dunn Avenue and go through the tunnel under the rail tracks. Continue diagonally towards your right across the crosswalks through the parking lot (North Campus Parking Lot) and walk up the stairs to the sidewalk. Turn right on Stinson Dr. and walk up the hill crossing Boney Dr. The second building on the right after Boney is the back of Brooks Hall. It is connected to the building just before (Kamphoefner) by a bridge. To approach from the back, walk between the two buildings, under the bridge to a central courtyard. Take the stair or elevator to the 3rd floor, go towards the front of the building and enter throught the glass entryway on the right. 

Finding Kamphoefner 130:

From the North Campus Parking Lot - Walk up the stairs at the north end of the lot (towards the info booth) to the sidewalk. At the top, turn to your right and walk across Boney Drive. Walk towards the glass front lobby of the building on the corner (Kamphoefner Hall). You will see an elevator on the left. Take the elvevator to the 1st floor. When you exit the elevator walk straight ahead along the covered balcony to the far end, which is where room 130 is located.

From the Coliseum Deck - exit the parking deck, cross Dunn Avenue and go through the tunnel under the rail tracks. Continue through the rain garden and diagonally towards your right across the vast sea of cars (North Campus Parking Lot) and walk up the stairs to the sidewalk. At the top, turn to your right and cross Boney Drive. Walk towards the glass front lobby of the building on the corner (Kamphoefner Hall). You will see an elevator on the left. Take the elvevator to the 1st floor. When you exit the elevator walk straight ahead along the covered balcony to the far end, which is where room 130 is located.