As the largest facility in the history of Wake Forest University Athletics, Deacon Tower is the centerpiece of the University’s football complex improvements that have transformed the game day experience of players, fans, and the media. The former press box at Groves Stadium (now BB&T Field) was nearly forty years old. Following many years of planning, and fueled by the growth of the Wake Forest football program, Deacon Tower was built.
On game day, a large courtyard at the ground level collects fans from all directions and guides them into the central arch and through the main gates. Within its seven stories, Deacon Tower features club and suite levels with outdoor seating and private luxury suites, banquet areas, upscale concessions, as well as large working areas for the press, camera crews and televising activities. The new press box fuses the University’s traditional style with the amenities of modern athletic facilities.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Wake Forest University
120,000 square feet
- 2012 Bronze Award - Commercial Architecture, The Brick Industry Association
- 2009 County Commissioner’s Award, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Community Appearance Commission