New offices unite staff at core of the Park’s new development
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – September 20, 2021 – The Research Triangle Foundation (RTF), stewards of the land and amenities in Research Triangle Park, today announced the relocation of its headquarters from 12 Davis Drive to the Frontier RTP campus. This strategic move will unite the team in one central location at 700 Park Offices Drive. The new space is being designed by O’Brien Atkins Associates, and will include energetic meeting spaces that will allow RTF to continue in its role as a convener of its companies, universities and partners at the center of the Triangle.
The move will enable RTF to maintain closer contact with its tenants and partners, placing it adjacent to both the Hub RTP development project and the recently-opened Boxyard RTP. “As development at Hub continues, it has become clear that our team needs to be closer to the action,” says Scott Levitan, president and CEO of RTF. “Additionally, as we seek ways to more intentionally engage with RTP companies and our partners, it makes sense for our offices to be in this accessible, connected location.”
The move is also a response to an organizational assessment conducted in 2020. “Staff development and feedback are core to our organization’s success, and some of the key findings from that exercise were requests to unite our team and culture under one roof,” says Linda Hall, executive vice president and CFO at RTF. “We look forward to creating a more collaborative shared environment where our team can do its best work.”
RTF expects to move into the new space in 2022; until then, the team will operate from 800 Park Offices Drive.
About the Research Triangle Foundation
Research Triangle Foundation (RTF) is a North Carolina-based nonprofit founded in 1959 with a mission of facilitating collaboration between the Triangle Region’s universities, making connections between university and industry research and creating economic impact for all residents of North Carolina. RTF is the steward of Research Triangle Park, the 7,000-acre research and tech park at the center of the Triangle’s three Tier-1 research universities: University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Duke University in Durham and North Carolina State University in Raleigh. RTF is equipping the Park for the future through impactful infrastructure investments in economic development, sustainability, residential, retail, life science and startup spaces, including Hub RTP, the Park’s first mixed-use development; Boxyard RTP, the Park’s first retail and restaurant space made of upcycled shipping containers; and the Frontier RTP innovation campus, which houses 100 of the Park’s 300 companies.
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