February 18, 2015. Winston Salem, North Carolina.
The atrium of Wake Forest Biotech Place, which houses private companies as well as Wake Forest University research labs. To allow light into the massive building during the renovation, the atrium was cut through the existing floors, allowing for skylights and an open center.
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.