The following is an excerpt from a recent Wake Forest University feature by Katie Neal on the Construction over the next 10 years at Wake Forest University.
Wake Forest University is in the midst of a 10-year, $625 million construction effort that reflects the institution’s commitment to offer the best residential college experience in the country. Creating and transforming academic, residential and athletic spaces enhances classroom and campus life for students, while also providing a boost to the local economy.
Since July 1, 2015, the University has invested $55 million in construction and renewal projects. Milestones from this fiscal year include:
–Celebrating the grand openings of the Sutton Center, an impressive extension of the historic Reynolds Gymnasium; McCreary Field House, an expansive indoor practice facility for student-athletes; a building adjacent to Worrell Professional Center for the health and exercise science department; and renovations in the Law School, including a transformative central commons;
–Beginning a comprehensive overhaul of the mid-1950s Reynolds Gym;
–Breaking ground on a next-generation South Campus residence hall and extensively renovating several of the 1950s residence halls surrounding Hearn Plaza.
Over the past five years, Wake Forest has spent more than $210 million with local and regional construction companies as well as architecture firms, providing wok for thousands of people.
“The University’s impact on the community is undeniable. Wake Forest’s investment in facilities across the campus has resulted in a profound economic impact that continues to sustain thousands of local families and businesses.”-Win Welch, Vice President as I. L. Long Construction