Deacon Place Apartments
THE DEACON PLACE TEAM The Deacon Place team benefitted from strong leadership thanks to the Superintendent, who focused the team on the hard deadlines associated with successful student housing.
OVERVIEW This private, upscale student apartment project is located within a five- minute walk of the Wake Forest University campus. It consists of 82 units in 11 buildings with a total of 328 bedrooms, including townhomes equipped with four bedrooms/four baths upstairs plus a living room, kitchen and dining area, laundry and powder room on the ground floor. The two-story clubhouse houses the mail kiosk, offices, fitness spaces, meeting areas and a model unit for prospective residents to tour. Outdoor amenities include a putting green, pickleball court, pool, outdoor grills and a fire pit. The apartment grounds feature plenty of green space with walking paths, gazebos and gathering spaces near each building to encourage social interaction. Deacon Place also places a priority on resident safety, with controlled access at both entrances and call stations placed throughout the grounds. The developers and their design team worked closely with Wake Forest University Housing officials so that Deacon Place looks and feels like an extension of the campus. Design details including “Deacon Blend” brick, arched entrances and windows similar to those on campus contribute to the feel of being on campus. WEAVERCOOKE was hired well before the plans were complete so that the design could be fine-tuned to match the target budget. Given the nature of student housing, hard deadlines and a “can’t miss” schedule were developed by the team, which included several design-assist subcontractors.
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DEACON PLACE APARTMENTS
Overview of Deacon Place Apartments Deacon Place Apartments interior
IMPACT Students at Wake Forest University are required to live on campus for the first three years, and their student population is growing. Deacon Place was originally built by a private developer with the intention of selling it to the university. In its first year, Deacon Place housed students from Winston-Salem State University as well as students from Wake Forest University. In 2018, one year after it was built, Wake Forest University bought the apartments from the developer and made Deacon Place part of Wake Forest University’s campus.
Deacon Place Apartments exterior Impact of Deacon Place Apartments project
Jeff Heiderscheit Superintendent
Wayne Deal
Wayne Deal Project Executive
Lisa Murphy
Lisa Murphy Assistant Project Manager
Deacon Place Apartments
THE DEACON PLACE TEAM The Deacon Place team benefitted from strong leadership thanks to the Superintendent, who focused the team on the hard deadlines associated with successful student housing.
OVERVIEW This private, upscale student apartment project is located within a five-minute walk of the Wake Forest University campus. It consists of 82 units in 11 buildings with a total of 328 bedrooms, including townhomes equipped with four bedrooms/four baths upstairs plus a living room, kitchen and dining area, laundry and powder room on the ground floor. The two-story clubhouse houses the mail kiosk, offices, fitness spaces, meeting areas and a model unit for prospective residents to tour. Outdoor amenities include a putting green, pickleball court, pool, outdoor grills and a fire pit. The apartment grounds feature plenty of green space with walking paths, gazebos and gathering spaces near each building to encourage social interaction. Deacon Place also places a priority on resident safety, with controlled access at both entrances and call stations placed throughout the grounds. The developers and their design team worked closely with Wake Forest University Housing officials so that Deacon Place looks and feels like an extension of the campus. Design details including “Deacon Blend” brick, arched entrances and windows similar to those on campus contribute to the feel of being on campus. WEAVERCOOKE was hired well before the plans were complete so that the design could be fine- tuned to match the target budget. Given the nature of student housing, hard deadlines and a “can’t miss” schedule were developed by the team, which included several design-assist subcontractors.
DEACON PLACE APARTMENTS
Overview of Deacon Place Apartments Deacon Place Apartments interior
IMPACT Students at Wake Forest University are required to live on campus for the first three years, and their student population is growing. Deacon Place was originally built by a private developer with the intention of selling it to the university. In its first year, Deacon Place housed students from Winston-Salem State University as well as students from Wake Forest University. In 2018, one year after it was built, Wake Forest University bought the apartments from the developer and made Deacon Place part of Wake Forest University’s campus.
Deacon Place Apartments exterior Impact of Deacon Place Apartments project
Jeff Heiderscheit Superintendent
Wayne Deal
Wayne Deal Project Executive
Lisa Murphy
Lisa Murphy Assistant Project Manager