Blum Construction Completes New Residence Hall at Wake Forest University
March 1, 2017
Frank L. Blum Construction Company recently completed a new residence hall on the campus of Wake Forest University. Designed by Norfolk, VA-based Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company, the new 76,000-square-foot, five-story residence hall will accommodate 224 students on four floors, and also house the offices of Residence Life and Housing on the basement level. In addition to these spaces, the building also offers study spaces, classrooms, kitchens, a media/game room, and a recreation lounge.
The residence hall currently is occupied by sophomores, juniors, and seniors. However, beginning with the Fall 2017 semester, it is intended to house only first-year students. The building was recently named in honor of Maya Angelou, the late poet, author, civil rights activist, and professor. A long-time resident of Winston-Salem, Angelou taught at Wake Forest and served as the university's Reynolds Professor of American Studies from 1982 until her death in 2014.