NC State Building Commission

NC State Building Commission

History of the Commission

The State Building Commission was established to direct and guide the State's capital facilities development and management program. The Commission selects designers, consultants & construction managers at risk for each State capital improvement project, ensuring those selected have the qualifications and experience necessary for the job.

DOA State Construction Office

About the Commission

The State Building Commission consists of nine members appointed to three-year terms:

  • A licensed architect nominated by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
  • A registered engineer nominated by the Consulting Engineers Council and the Professional Engineers of North Carolina
  • A licensed building contractor nominated by the Carolinas AGC (Associated General Contractors)
  • A licensed electrical contractor nominated by the North Carolina Association of Electrical Contractors and the Carolinas Electrical Contractors' Association
  • A public member appointed by the Governor.
  • A licensed mechanical contractor nominated by the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of North Carolina, Inc.
  • A UNC system employee currently involved in the capital facilities development process, nominated by its Board of Governors
  • A public member who is knowledgeable in the building construction or building maintenance area, appointed by the General Assembly.
  • A representative of local government nominated by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners or the North Carolina League of Municipalities

Meeting Information

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2023 Meeting Minutes & Designer Selections

May 30, 2023

April 25, 2023

March 28, 2023

Feb. 28, 2023

Jan. 31, 2023


2023 Commission Members

Role Member Name Professional Affiliation Contact Term Expires
Licensed Architect (Governor Appointee) Zena Howard, FAIA LEED AP DB+C (chair) Perkins & Will North Carolina, Inc. 

411 W Chapel Hill Street, Suite 200 
Durham, NC 27701 

Phone: 919-433-5357 
Mobile: 919-454-1955 

June 30, 2023
Licensed Electrical Contractor (Governor Appointee) Jack D. Hargett Hargett Electric Co. P.O. Box 961
Monroe, NC 28110
Phone:  704-283-8505
June 30, 2023
Public Member (Governor Appointee) Dene' V. Alexander, Esq. City of Greenville, Asst. City Attorney 200 W Fifth St.
Greenville NC 27858
Phone: 940-368-2842
June 30, 2023
Licensed Mechanical Contractor (Governor Appointee) Ezequiel L. Acosta Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical

3915 Stuart Andrew Blvd. 
Charlotte, NC 28217

Mobile: 704-527-1889 
Mobile: 704-591-1651 

June 30, 2024
Registered Engineer (Senate Appointee) Roger M. Woods, Jr., PE Salas O'Brien North Carolina, Inc.

1620 Midtown Place
Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: 919- 832-8118 
Mobile: 919-270-1819 

June 30, 2024
Licensed Building Contractor (House Appointee) T. Baker Glasgow Clancy & Theys Construction Co.

421 N. Harrington Street, Suite 200 Raleigh, NC 27603

Phone: 919-834-3601
Mobile: 919-270-7537

June 30, 2024
University System Employee (Governor Appointee) Katherine Lynn (vice chair) University of North Carolina System Office 

P.O. Box 2688 
Chapel Hill, NC 27515

Phone: 191-962-2790 
Mobile: 334-546-7740

June 30, 2025
Public Member knowledgeable in construction (Senate Appointee) William P. Aceto Blue Ridge Realty & Investments, LLC

895 Blowing Rock Road
Boone, NC 28607

Phone: 828-262-4646
Mobile: 828-773-7753

June 30, 2025
Local Government Representative (House Appointee) Hon. Neville Hall City of Eden

509 Briarwood Drive
Eden, NC 27288

Phone: 336-612-2398
Mobile: 336-280-8157

June 30, 2025


Role Name Professional Affiliation Contact
Secretary Michael J. Shumsky, PE Director, State Construction Office Phone: 984- 236-5401
Legal Counsel G. Mark Teague, Esq. Special Deputy Attorney General Phone: 919-716-0154
  Ryan Scruggs Design Contracts Coordinator, State Construction Office Phone: 984- 236-5421 
  Golnoosh Shakibania Administrative Specialist, State Construction Office Phone: 984- 236-5447 


Past Agendas, Minutes & Selections

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