Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Project Owner: Wake Forest University
Designer: Walter, Robbs, Callahan & Pierce
After three years of design and planning, Wake Forest University’s 40-year-old press box was imploded and construction began on the new seven-story Deacon Tower.
During construction, BB&T Field had to accommodate the 2007 football season, including construction of a temporary press box, installation of new field lighting, and the safe relocation of season ticket-holders, while construction work continued on a tight schedule. In addition to the top two levels dedicated to press, operations, coaching staff, and the President’s and Athletic Director’s suites, the 122,900-square-foot building offers Deacon fans roomier stadium seats, luxurious club-level and suite-level seating, and an impressive entrance plaza.
The entire project met the Athletic Department’s schedule to be ready in time for kick-off of the ACC team’s 2008 football season.