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Daring Victory

Client: North Carolina State University

Location: Raleigh, NC, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $115,000

Project Team


Beth Nybeck


HOK Kansas City

HOK Kansas City

Industry Resource

Danis Construction


This is one of my largest site-specific installations to date. The sculpture is composed of a stainless steel mountain that is nestled in between a staircase and an upper mezzanine level. There are four geometric wolves that are climbing, running, sprinting, and howling as they charge into the stadium. The sculpture spans a total length of 50 feet and at its tallest point is 20 feet tall.


The Public Art Board at NC State had a specific vision for the location of the artwork. The artwork was a key focus on the renovation and also required in depth collaboration to make sure every detailed worked together and was thought through. The location for the artwork was a wedge-shaped space located in-between a grand stair case and wall. The space and the construction schedule provided an array of challenges to both the design, implementation, and assembly on site. The integration of the artwork at this location required deep collaboration with a large number of individuals to make this a success! I am incredibly proud of the final product and the method of how we arrived there.


This project was one of the most technically challenging projects I’ve worked on. The collaboration started from the very beginning and was most critical in the project being a success. Reynolds Coliseum is a historic building on North Carolina State University’s Campus. NC State hired HOK Architecture for the renovation design. One of HOK’s offices is located in Kansas City. We conducted weekly meetings to review the models and studio visits once the project was underway. One major collaborator was Danis Construction. They were responsible for the renovation construction. They played a major role in the success of my installation.