Downtown Office


The NEMAC offices in The Collider

NEMAC Engagement Site at The Collider

The NEMAC Engagement Site, our collaborative office space located at The Collider in downtown Asheville, allows NEMAC researchers to work more closely with partners and decision makers. Those decision makers are then more knowledgeable and better equipped to make well-informed decisions about issues such as disaster preparedness, land use, forest health, climate change, environmental sustainability, and public safety.

The NEMAC conference room in The Collider

Engagement Site Contact Information

The Engagement Site is normally staffed Tuesdays–Fridays from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. However, the site may be closed occasionally for meetings in the community or on campus.

UNC Asheville's NEMAC Engagement Site
The Collider, Suite 429
1 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC  28801


The Engagement Site is located in Suite 429 within The Collider, on the fourth floor of the Wells Fargo building in downtown Asheville.

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Parking is available at street meters (2 hours maximum) at a cost of $1.25 per hour. All meters accept coins only. You can also pay for on-street metered parking with a credit or debit card via Passport Parking by following the instructions listed on the parking meters. Metered spaces are enforced from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Parking is also available in the Rankin Avenue and Civic Center parking garages. Parking in City of Asheville garages is free for the first hour and then $1.25 per hour or fraction thereof.

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The Renaissance Computing Institute

The NEMAC Engagement Site originated as an engagement site of the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), based in Chapel Hill. RENCI develops and deploys advanced technologies to enable research discoveries and practical innovations, partnering with researchers, policy makers, and technology leaders to engage and solve the challenging problems that affect North Carolina, our nation, and the world.