February 18, 2015. Winston Salem, North Carolina.
In the Wake Forest Biotech Place building, part of the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, maps of the site hang on one wall, while glass bricks from the original 1937 building fill the outside wall. All 65,000 bricks that are part of the renovated building were hand selected from the original site.
The Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, encompassing 145 developable acres, is an inner city development project focusing on biomedical sciences and information technology. The project is a collaboration between the city of Winston Salem, a private developer and Wake Forest University.The newest building in the $500 million project is a $50 million education building for the university's medical school. Many professional firms have moved into offices in the various buildings of the Innovation Quarter as the city shifts from a tobacco town to one of technological advancement.