THE DEACON PLACE TEAM
The Deacon Place student housing construction team benefitted from strong leadership thanks to the Superintendent,
who focused the team on the hard deadlines associated with successful student housing.
This private, upscale student apartment construction 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
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.
8401 Key Boulevard Greensboro, NC
Student Housing Construction Project
in Winston-Salem, NC
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.
WEAVERCOOKE construction is a leading general contractor across North Carolina, providing quality multi-family construction, senior-
living construction, and affordable housing construction in Greensboro, Durham, Charlotte and Asheville and throughout the Southeast.