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September 19, 2019 | BB&T Point Awarded 'Best Project' by ENR Southeast

Congratulations to BB&T Point for winning a Best Projects Award from ENR Southeast in the Sports/Entertainment category! We're honored to be apart of the this project and team! Read full article.

September 18, 2019 | Bailey Park Topping Off Ceremony

Bailey Power Plant

July 25, 2019 | ICYMI: Winston-Salem is pretty great.

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June 29, 2019 | Building the Future: Innovation Quarter

Businesses, research, residential living come together as Wake Forest Innovation Quarter continues to grow. Read full article.

June 20, 2019 | Garden thrives in the former coal pit at Bailey Power Plant

See how we create green spaces that can resuscitate an area and transform it in ways never thought imaginable - such as a renovated, coal-fired power plant that is LEED-certified! Read full article.

June 19, 2019 | Stimmel's Latest Work in Winston-Salem

Every area within downtown Winston-Salem is a hot spot for future growth and development, local government officials and business leaders say. Read full article.

May 23, 2019 | UNCG model lifts up women-and minority-owned businesses to succeed in the Triad

Here at Stimmel, we thrive on collaborating with the best of the best, and that usually includes teaming with Women & Minority-Owned businesses. Over the past 30 years, we have been fortunate enough to to establish working relationships with many HUB & M/WBE firms in North Carolina. Please help support your local and minority businesses!. Read full article.

May 3, 2019 | High Point Rockers' stadium launch is a hit with fans

The High Point Rockers' had their first-ever home game at the new Rockers Baseball Stadium. Congrats to the City of High Point & all the members involved. We're proud to have been a part of such a transformative project downtown. Read full article.

April 26, 2019 | Our own Kimberly Barb & Christy Turner panelists at Placemaking Panel discussion at Venture Café’s weekly event.

Joined by Pete Fala (STITCH Design Shop) & William Royston (City of Winston-Salem), over 25 attendees learned about the design approach to many public & private Winston-Salem parks, the lessons learned in designing parks, & challenges met throughout the design process to implementation!Placemaking Panelists

April 17, 2019 | Long Branch Trail Earns NCDOT Mobi Award

Long Branch Trail received an Honorable Mention in the Inaugural NCDOT Mobi Awards's Innovation Category. Read full article.

March 9, 2019 | Call it Merschel Park, please. The downtown development is envisioned as a place to meet, visit and enjoy.

“Talking to people, we came to the conclusion that the word plaza is more like the area in front of a municipal building; our downtown plans have called for this to be a place for people to meet, to come and visit one another, stare at architecture and be in the presence of the urban fabric of downtown.”-Jason Thiel, Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership. Read full article.

February 20, 2019 | Stimmel underway on two Charlotte Hotels

Insights from developer MJM GROUP on the Charlotte hotel market, as well as Marriott International projects we're currently collaborating on with Gray Design Group, Barringer Construction & Cleveland Construction. Read full article.

December 6, 2018 | Forbes Names Winston-Salem as Top Place to Travel in 2019

Our hometown continues to inspire us everyday. Proud of our growing city! Read full article.

June 8, 2018 | WSSU celebrates opening of $24 million residence hall

Stimmel is thrilled to help Winston-Salem State University celebrate the completion of their new five-story residence hall that will accommodate nearly 300 freshman this fall! We were honored to be a part of this exciting and successful project, and send our sincere congratulations to WSSU and their students for this new addition to campus that creates a living-learning environment that will have a lasting impression on their college experience. Read full article.

June 6, 2018 | Front Street Capital plans nearly 100K square feet of retail, office at Innovation Quarter

Front Street Capital is planning to make the final two pieces of Winston-Salem's former Bailey Power Plant — two old, forgettable structures — into showpieces that could add almost 100,000 square feet of retail, restaurants and offices at Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. Read full article.

June 1, 2018 | City of Winston-Salem's 2018 Community Appearance Awards Announced!

The City of Winston-Salem awarded Community Appearance Awards to three Stimmel projects! We are excited to see Quarry Park, Forsyth County Central Library and Salem College Student Center on the list. It is an honor to achieve these awards, and to contribute to the transforming landscape of Winston-Salem!

May 30, 2018 | High Point Baseball Stadium Vision Unveiled

Check out the vision of the City of High Point baseball stadium, currently under construction, and the proposed surrounding development. First phase: up to four buildings and parking deck, streetscape improvements and public spaces; all to be completed second quarter of 2020! Watch video here.

May 10, 2018 | Great Places 2018 Announced! American Planning Association named WFIQ as winner of its 2018 "Great Transformation" award!

Preservation NC recently declared that the Innovation Quarter is home to the largest historic redevelopment project in the history of North Carolina. Today, the Innovation Quarter is one of the fastest-growing urban innovation districts in the country–a national center for research, education, and business in biomedical science, information technology, clinical services, and advanced materials. Read full article.

May 8, 2018 | Innovation Quarter opens 872-space parking deck, stays mum on tax breaks

The Winston-Salem innovation district now has much needed expanded parking capabilities, as the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter announced yesterday the opening of a new parking deck. Read full article.

May 7, 2018 | BB&T Point Baseball Stadium May 2018 Construction Update

Check out the latest BB&T Point Stadium update via the City of High Point's website and YouTube channel. Walls are going up, utility services are being installed and construction is rolling right along! Watch video here.

May 1, 2018 | Great Places 2018 Announced! American Planning Association named the WFIQ as the winner of its 2018 "Great Transformation" award!

Preservation NC recently declared that the Innovation Quarter is home to the largest historic redevelopment project in the history of North Carolina. Today, the Innovation Quarter is one of the fastest-growing urban innovation districts in the country–a national center for research, education, and business in biomedical science, information technology, clinical services, and advanced materials. Read full article.

April 26, 2018 | Long Branch Trail: Creating a More Connected City

The Long Branch Trail leads Teri Hutcheon Adams—better known to many as Teri of the popular “A Foodie Stays Fit” blog—through the south district of the Innovation Quarter, which today is largely open fields of opportunity, with tendrils reaching off the trail toward the Center for Design Innovation (CDI) and the research buildings clustered near First Street. Read full article.

April 11, 2018 | Groundbreaking ceremony for High Point's new baseball stadium!

High Point Baseball announced that the official groundbreaking for the High Point Multi-Use Stadium has been set for Wednesday, April 11th at 11:30AM at the construction site at the corner of North Elm Street and Gatewood Avenue in downtown High Point. In addition to the traditional turning of dirt, the name and logo of the facility will be unveiled. It was recently announced that BB&T will be the entitlement partner. Learn more here.

April 11, 2018 | Long Branch Trail opens in downtown Winston-Salem

Long Branch Trail formally opened in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter Wednesday morning with balloons, speeches, a live band and food trucks, along with cyclists cheering the chance to ride from downtown to Salem Lake and back. Read full article.

March 16, 2018 | Wood materials supplier breaks ground on corporate offices at $700M Triad project

EGGER Wood Products, an Austria-based wood-based materials supplier for the furniture, construction and flooring industry, announced Friday it has begun construction on its North American corporate offices, part of a $700 million project that will add 770 manufacturing jobs in Davidson County over the next 15 years. Read full article.

March 7, 2018 | Join us in the fight against breast cancer!

Exciting news! Stimmel is joining the fight against breast cancer and participating in this year's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to honor and support family and friends who have been affected by this disease and to help fund local breast health initiatives and groundbreaking national research that will make an impact right here in the Triad! Please join us in this fight by making a donation today! Read full article.

February 28, 2018 | Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership's 2017 Downtown Excellence Awards Announced!

Forsyth County Central Library, Wise Man Brewing, Wake Downtown, and AFAS Center for the Arts all took home Excellence Awards this year. The DWSP Excellence Award recognizes projects, groups or individual's that have positively impacted the community. We're proud to have been involved in these projects!

February 22, 2018 | Triad provider opens $3.1 million medical office

Cone Health has opened its $3.1 million medical office in Greensboro. LeBauer HealthCare at Horse Pen Creek will provide family medicine, sports medicine and behavioral medicine services. The practice, which is located at 4443 Jessup Grove Rd., is 12,000 square feet and employs 40 people. Read full article.

February 8, 2018 | Bailey Power Plant, which once fueled RJR factories, gets a new role

Out of the ashes of Bailey Power Plant, a $40 million crown jewel of the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter finally emerged Thursday. More than 20 years after R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. closed its coal-fired, steam-generating plant, the 111,479-square-foot facility will begin to create a different kind of energy reliant on innovation, entrepreneurship, networking and dining. Read full article.

February 8, 2018 | Bailey Power Plant provides new energy in downtown Winston-Salem, but without losing identity

Bailey Power Plant, the last of seven rehabilitated buildings on the former R.J. Reynolds campus in downtown Winston-Salem, celebrated a grand opening Thursday morning. The former coal-burning energy plant features 111,479 square feet of modern office and meeting space as well as restaurant options. Read full article.

January 30, 2018 | Quarry Park Awarded Carolinas AGC's Pinnacle Award for Best Building Project Under $5 Million

Carolinas AGC bestowed the 2017 Pinnacle Awards to three construction projects which enhance their communities. Pinnacle entries are judged on unique aspects and challenges; special values; project management; budget and schedule; and safety performance. Pinnacle winning projects enhance the Carolinas and advance the construction industry! Read full article.

January 30, 2018 | Arches shine over U.S. 52

The Twin Arches over U.S. 52 showed what they could do Tuesday night, as local officials counted down and applauded the lighting of what they hope will become an iconic gateway into downtown Winston-Salem. Read full article.

January 18, 2018 | CRANE WATCH Update: The Triad's top construction projects

From a new women's hospital in Greensboro to a $30 million stadium in High Point, we've been keeping ourselves busy this winter. Take a look! Read full article.

January 12, 2018 | Perks for the park: Washington Park upgrade has a plan

From a new women's hospital in Greensboro to a $30 million stadium in High Point, we've been keeping ourselves busy this winter. Take a look! Read full article.

January 9, 2018 | Engineering and traffic impact analysis underway for Idols Road Business Park

Kyle Haney, an economic development specialist for Forsyth County, told the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners at its briefing last week that projects underway include engineering for Phase I of development in the park by Stimmel Associates, as well as a traffic impact analysis by Davenport. Read full article.

November 13, 2017 | High Point finalizes details on stadium project as construction date approaches

Though Guilford County commissioners have yet to approve High Point's request to use increased tax revenues to fund a new downtown baseball/multipurpose stadium, the project is moving forward. Read full article.

November 5, 2017 | Spillover effect from revitalization lifting downtown economy

The revitalization of downtown Winston-Salem — with more than $1.5 billion spent since 2000 — is nearing a critical mass tipping point. Expansion in one area, say housing and hotels, is having a spillover effect into other areas, such as retail, restaurants and amenities. Read full article.

October 26, 2017 | Don Flow's goal for former GMAC building? Attract & retain college grads with startup business center downtown

Take a look at what's in the works! Working with Grubb Properties to help Don Flow turn the former GMAC building into a 'Startup Center' in Winston-Salem. Read full article.

August 27, 2017 | Former power plant Bailey Park now empowers people

More than 300 people, sitting on yoga mats in a dry, grassy meadow in Bailey Park, reached up toward the open sky, then out over one extended leg; the other leg was bent with the foot against the inside of the extended leg. A soft breeze cooled the air, and the sun graciously ducked behind clouds for a moment. Read full article.

August 20, 2017 | Forsyth County Central Library sets date for public opening

The reveal date is set for the grand opening of the Forsyth County Central Library after a $27 million renovation. Read full article.

August 1, 2017 | Quarry Park opening Aug. 15 in Winston-Salem

City officials have announced a ribbon cutting on Aug. 15 to mark the opening of Quarry Park, a new city park built on the site of a former Vulcan Materials quarry on the southeast side of Winston-Salem Read full article.

July 12, 2017 | Semiconductor firm among new tenants at Bailey Power Plant (with updated renderings)

CML Microsystems, Wake Forest Innovations, Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, and several Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center entities were announced Wednesday morning as new tenants in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter's renovated Bailey Power Plant, beginning in January. Read full article.

June 13, 2017 | 5 things that'll lure you to new library in downtown Winston-Salem

Don’t judge a book by its cover, as the saying goes. But if the exterior of the rebuilt Forsyth County Central Library isn't enough to draw a crowd, the interior will showcase a number of must-see features. The top five things Deputy County Manager Damon Sanders-Pratt says we can look forward to... Read full article.

June 6, 2017 | High Point selects build-design team for baseball stadium

The city of High Point has chosen the Triad's own Samet Corp. as the design-build contractor for its planned 5,000-seat baseball stadium downtown. The team of Samet and design partner Odell Associates of Charlotte was selected over a bid from construction giant J.E. Dunn, which has an office in Charlotte, and Populous, a global architecture firm specializing in sports venues. Both J.E. Dunn and Populous are headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. Read full article.

May 10, 2017 | New birthing center takes shape — on paper and in cardboard

The renderings? They’re showy enough.But you can almost hear the newborn babies crying — and the mothers screaming — when you walk through the cardboard mock-up of Cone Health’s future birthing center. Read full article.

April 10, 2017 | New section of bike path approved along Business 40 in downtown Winston-Salem

A second wave of construction on a bike path alongside Business 40 downtown has been approved by the Winston-Salem City Council, with work possibly taking place at the same time as Business 40 roadway improvements in 2020. Read full article.

March 28, 2017 | FIRST LOOK: Inside Wake Forest Baptist's new $47M Davie Medical Center

Wake Forest Baptist Health has completed the construction of its $47 million inpatient facility in Davie County.The 50-bed inpatient wing at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center will open on April 3. There are now 220 employees working at the center in Bermuda Run. Read full article.

March 16, 2017 | WF Baptist to build $8 million outpatient surgery facility

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in partnership with Surgical Care Affiliates broke ground last week to signal the start of construction of a 12,500-square-foot outpatient surgery center at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Clemmons. It will be the first standalone outpatient surgery center in Clemmons. The facility is at Lewisville-Clemmons and Peacehaven roads near the new Publix grocery now under construction. Read full article.

December 12, 2016 | New Central Library in Winston-Salem on track for mid-summer opening

A quick drive down the 600 block of Fifth Street in downtown Winston-Salem will show that a lot can happen in a year. The Central Library, which began construction last year, is nearing full enclosure, said Mark Gill, site superintendent for Frank L. Blum Construction Co. Read full article.

October 20, 2016 | New residential, retail and parking complex planned in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and Grubb Properties have teamed up to develop a residential, retail and parking complex in the Innovation Quarter. Grubb Properties will develop more than 340 apartment units and about 5,000 square feet of retail space wrapped around a shared parking deck with more than 850 spaces, all on 3.4 acres. Read full article.

October 20, 2016 | Major mixed-use project planned for Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

Charlotte-based Grubb Properties will begin construction in 2017 on a new mixed-use development at the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem that will be comprised of more than 340 apartment units, approximately 5,000 square feet of retail space and a parking deck with over 850 spaces. Read full article.

October 18, 2016 | New convocation center will serve Elon's athletes, others

Sure, Elon University’s new convocation center, Schar Center, will have a big impact on the school’s basketball and volleyball programs. Schar Center is where the Phoenix men’s and women’s basketball teams, as well as its volleyball team, will play. It promises to be a big step up from those teams’ current home, Alumni Gym, which was built in 1949. Read full article.

October 7, 2016 | Why historic tax credits are important to the Triad

Thanks to the return of the historic tax credits, the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources State Office of Historic Preservation is booming. This is especially exciting after a year without them when development virtually stopped. The journey of losing them, fighting for them, and then seeing them return has been an amazing story of North Carolinians committed to restoring the state’s economy. Read full article.

September 15, 2016 | Commissioners take futuristic look of Central Library

Standing in the middle of the construction site that is Central Library on Fifth Street, it might be difficult to imagine the finished product. But add an iPhone, computer modeling technology and a pair of funky-looking cardboard googles, and the completed Central Library comes quickly into focus, from the carpets to the soaring atrium. Read full article.

July 19, 2016 | Wake Forest Baptist's new medical education building designed for next generation of physicians

The Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education just opened, after an 18-month renovation of a former Reynolds American tobacco manufacturing plant, downtown in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. Classes at the medical school, which has about 480 students, will start Monday. Read full article.

July 13, 2016 | 120-room Residence Inn to be developed in Steele Creek

A Raleigh-based hospitality developer is bringing a 120-room Marriott International flag to Steele Creek. MJM Group is at the helm of a $20 million Residence Inn at the intersection of Dixie River Road and Trojan Drive in Charlotte. The 82,000-square-foot hotel is scheduled to be completed by late 2017. Read full article.

June 17, 2016 | Construction Underway on New Greenway Path by Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

Construction is underway on a new greenway trail on the east-side of downtown Winston-Salem. Roughly a mile of the pedestrian and bike-friendly path is financed by the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. The first phase focuses on the north side of East Third Street to Research Parkway then continues southward to Rams Drive and East Salem Avenue. Read full article.

June 1, 2016 | A City on the Rise: 10 ways Winston-Salem changed for the better over the past decade

In light of our 10th anniversary, we decided to look back at some of the biggest developments from the past decade. We’ll admit this isn’t a comprehensive look at the past 10 years—nor is it all hard-hitting news headlines. Instead, it’s a rundown of 10 ways the city positively evolved over the past decade. Read full article.

April 27, 2016 | High Point University unveils plan to 'lead the way' with $160M in new building projects

High Point University President Nido Qubein on Wednesday announced $160 million in projects, saying the three-year stretch of new construction and offerings is a way for the university "to lead the way" in High Point. Read full article.

April 18, 2016 | Novant planning $24M medical office, surgery center project in Kernersville

Novant Health is continuing to build out its campus in Kernersville, with a new three-story medical office building carrying a price tag of as much as $24 million now in the works. Read full article.

April 15, 2016 | Work begins on greenway in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

Construction work has begun on a new greenway that will run through Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem. Read full article.

April 11, 2016 | Wake Forest Baptist celebrates 'topping out' of Davie Medical Center expansion

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center celebrated the "topping out" of the next phase at Davie Medical Center on Monday. Medical center staff and supporters gathered at the Bermuda Run facility Monday morning, though high winds derailed plans to place the last piece of structural steel for the project. Read full article.

April 6, 2016 | Old power plant is center of $40 million redevelopment in Winston-Salem

There’s plenty of cool development going on outside Charlotte, including a project that crossed my desk recently: A $40 million plan to redevelop an old power plant that was once part of a tobacco campus in downtown Winston-Salem. Read full article.

March 15, 2016 | Major Kernersville retail project picking up steam

A large retail development project in the heart of Kernersville appears to moving ahead rapidly with the sale earlier this month of six parcels, totaling 34-plus acres, for more than $3 million. Read full article.

January 29, 2016 | The List: Engineering Firms

This week, the Triad Business Journal featured the largest engineering firms list in the Triad ranked by the number of licensed engineers and then by the number of employees. We made the list! Read full article.

January 14, 2016 | Click Here to Support Creative Corridors: Help Us Build These Bridges!

Now is the time for the vision to become a reality. Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!

January 12, 2016 | Clemmons OKs proposed shopping plaza that may be anchored by Publix

The Clemmons Village Council rolled out the welcome mat Monday night for a new shopping plaza expected to be anchored by Publix. The council unanimously approved a rezoning request and site plan for Peace Haven Village, situated on the southwest corner of the intersection of Peace Haven and Lewisville-Clemmons roads. The council’s approval paves the way for construction, which will start in late summer or early fall. Read full article.

January 8, 2016 | Development of Bailey Park in Innovation Quarter continues, thanks to local support

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter Bailey Park
Bailey Park, the common space carved out in the middle of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, will get further enhancements, thanks to the support of companies and groups connected to Winston-Salem. Plans call for a new entrance plaza including a water feature and a walkway connecting the upper and lower levels of the park, which sits south of Wake Forest Biotech Place within the downtown research park. Read full article.

January 1, 2016 | 2015: The year in business

Taking a look at the Triad's past year and how Stimmel played a large role in setting the stage for future growth! Read full article.

December 30, 2015 | The Triad 100: What mattered most in 2015

Check out where some of our most prominent projects this year, like Bailey Park, Artivity on the Green, and Business 40, landed! Read full article.

December 9, 2015 | Novant Health to officially break ground on Clemmons Medical Center expansion

Teaming with BBH Design and Rentenbach on Novant Health's Clemmons Medical Center expansion.. and we're officially underway! Read full article.

October 27, 2015 | Art's for Art's Sake announces building plan

Art for Art's Sake is giving itself a permanent footprint downtown with news that it will build a 14,000-square-foot building at the corner of Liberty and Seventh Streets. Read full article.

September 5, 2015 | Spoon Dronetography's Aerial Video of ARTivity on the Green

Great video shot by Spoon Dronetography. Check it out.

August 28, 2015 | Baptist announces Davie Medical Center expansion

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center announced Friday that it will begin construction of a 50-bed inpatient hospital at the Davie Medical Center - Bermuda Run campus. Read full article.

August 28, 2015 | Innovation Engaged

With a new park and new programs, Wake Forest Innovation Quarter is bringing the community together. Read full article.

August 18, 2015 | Video: Bailey Park from a Different View

Bailey Park is located on the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter Downtown Winston-Salem, NC. Bailey Park consists of 1.6-acres of publicly accessible green space, ideally suited for those living, learning, working and playing in and around the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and the greater Winston-Salem community. Featuring a covered stage, restroom facilities, a food truck courts and a large grassy lawn area, Bailey park will also offer a variety of free, community programming. Check it out.

July 29, 2015 | Video: Business 40 Improvements Examples

Conceptualization of the improvements to Business 40 through downtown Winston-Salem. The City of Winston-Salem and the North Carolina Department of Transportation are developing a series of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure improvements as part of the efforts to upgrade and streamline I-40 (Business) through downtown Winston-Salem.Check it out.

July 26, 2015 | Winston-Salem's Central Library design complete; demolition phase set to begin Aug. 1

Demolition and construction crews soon will take over the Central Library site on Fifth Street, tearing down the 1950s section and gutting the back portion. Read full article.

July 25, 2015 | Downtown trail would link Innovation Quarter to Winston-Salem recreational sites

A long-planned rail trail in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter could be built next year, providing a potential biking and walking link between downtown Winston-Salem and recreational sites like Salem Lake. Read full article.

June 24, 2015 | Proposed bike path would parallel Business 40 through downtown

A proposed pedestrian path along the reconstructed Business 40 through downtown Winston-Salem could put cyclists on an equal footing with automobiles. Read full article.

May 17, 2015 | WFIQ transformation still taking place in buildings, hearts, minds of community

Motorists driving along U.S. 52 and Business 40 have no doubt noticed the rehabilitation of buildings over the past five years in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in the eastern part of downtown Winston-Salem. Read full article.

May 12, 2015 | New $2M urban park opens downtown, complete with red 'smokestacks'

The half-acre park, called ARTivity on the Green, also includes an artist performance shelter sculpted from silvery steel bands. It sits between the city's Arts District and Wake Forest University's Innovation Quarter, home to Bailey Park, which opened last month. Read full article.

April 29, 2015 | NY Times: Technology Overtakes Tobacco in Winston-Salem

“What we’re doing is economic development plus social engineering,” added Eric Tomlinson, president of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, the development’s manager. “We try to capture the basic activities of life. Work. Live. Learn. Play.” Read full article.

April 23, 2015 | Salem College Student Center receives NCASLA Award!

The new Student Center received a Professional Award in the General Design category selected by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects! We're proud to have been involved in this beautiful project!

April 23, 2015 | Two Winston-Salem construction projects win state awards

The N.C. branch of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association this week recognized 751 West Fourth office building as the N.C. Building Project of the Year and the Hill Hall Renovation and Student Success Center project at Winston-Salem State University as the N.C. Green Project of the Year. Read full article.

April 10, 2015 | 400 Attend opening of Bailey Park in heart of Innovation Quarter

Bailey Park is a long-awaited 1.6-acre green space in the heart of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. It is bordered by East Fourth, East Fifth and Vine streets and North Patterson Avenue. The park has a 30-foot-by-40-foot covered stage, restroom facilities, an area for food trucks and a large grassy expanse. Read full article.

March 30, 2015 | Davie Medical Center President Proud to Call Davie Home

It has been a whirlwind year for Chad J. Brown, M.B.A., M.H.A., the first president of both the Bermuda Run and Mocksville campuses of Wake Forest Baptist Health Davie Medical Center. With his first anniversary approaching, he describes the community excitement and support for the new Bermuda Run location as exhilarating. Read full article.

March 25, 2015 | Urban park on schedule and budget, project officials say

ARTivity is a ½-acre, art-themed public park that developers hope will inspire Winston-Salem citizens artistically and personally. Situated between the Downtown Arts District and Wake Forest University’s Innovation Quarter, the park is designed to encourage people to come to Liberty Street and its creators hope that it will link the city’s twin aspirations: art and innovation. Read full article.

March 25, 2015 | Eric Tomlinson: No dust on us - or our vision

“Why go live there, isn’t it just an old tobacco town?” they asked. I smiled, and without really knowing why, said “I think it’s on its way to becoming a cool place again. Yes lads, I’m off to The City of Arts and Innovation!” Read full article.

March 18, 2015 | Stitch Design changing the look of Triad architecture

The sun setting over Winston-Salem affords the downtown architecture an opportunity to paint silhouettes on its structural peers. The shadowed extension of the Winston Tower falls on Krankies Coffee; The Reynolds Building falls on its old factories; and all of downtown seems to be reaching toward progress as the Innovation Quarter slowly but surely molds the next iteration of downtown Winston- Salem’s skyline. Read full article.

March 16, 2015 | Work begins on $40M project with retail, offices, apartments

Developer Ken Reiter said it took about three years of keeping multiple plates spinning — as he simultaneously secured funding, resources and support — but work finally has started on a nearly $40 million mixed-use redevelopment project that local officials hope will be the linchpin for a blighted area. Read full article.

March 11, 2015 | Groundbreaking for $39.8M redevelopment project is Friday

Local officials will break ground Friday for a mixed-use redevelopment project at an old manufacturing site, a $39.8 million undertaking expected to help revitalize Winston-Salem's Northwest Corridor. Read full article.

March 6, 2015 | Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Wexford Science + Technology Take National “Preservation’s Best of 2014” Award for Redevelopment of Building 90

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Wexford Science + Technology, a BioMed Realty company, have received one of five national “Preservation’s Best of 2014” awards from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Trust Community Investment Corporation and Preservation Action. Read full article.

February 26, 2015 | Artivity on the Green designed to spruce up Liberty Street area

Many downtown residents have kept a close eye on the construction that’s transforming a dilapidated parking lot in the heart of the Arts District into an outdoor space that will be just as unique as the area around it. Read full article.

February 25, 2015 | Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership's 2014 Downtown Excellence Awards Announced!

Inmar, 751 West Fourth and 525@vine all took home Excellence Awards this year. The DWSP Excellence Award recognizes projects, groups or individual's that have positively impacted the community. We're proud to have been involved in these projects!

February 24, 2015 | Sheetz Celebrates Opening Of 500th Store

Sheetz, one of America's fastest growing family-owned convenience store chains, will celebrate the opening of its 500th store on Feb. 24. Read full article.

January 15, 2015 | P.F. Chang’s will open in HanesTowne Village

Construction continues at the new HanesTowne Village shopping center on Stratford Road. The center is located on the site of the former Hanesbrands plant. Read full article.

January 15, 2015 | Developer moving forward with 'Pilot at Sedgefield' mixed-use project

Carlsbad, Calif.-based Kisco Senior Living is moving forward with its plans for a 142-acre mixed-use project located at the former Jefferson-Pilot Life Insurance Co. campus near Sedgefield. Read full article.

December 9, 2014 | Arts park will be fine addition to downtown revitalization

Right now it’s basically a slab of concrete, but soon it will be a true Winston-Salem milestone: The first art-themed public park downtown. This will be a worthy addition to arts, innovation and revitalization. Read full article.

December 2, 2014 | Bailey Park in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter sets opening date

With construction nearly complete, Wake Forest Innovation Quarter has announced an April opening for Bailey Park, a new outdoor gathering and events space that will serve as a focal point during the continued development of the Winston-Salem research park. Read full article.

November 14, 2014 | Salem College announces residential expansion

Salem College will break ground on December 5 for a new residence hall that will be located north of the main campus, at the corner of Church and Cemetery Streets. Read full article.

November 13, 2014 | New library will have auditorium, cafe

A café, outdoor reading garden, 308-seat auditorium, “technology petting zoo” — those are all part of the concept for a renovated Forsyth County Central Library on Fifth Street. Read full article.

November 12, 2014 | Three Of Our Projects Make '2014 Building North Carolina Awards' List

List includes Inmar, Inc's new WFIQ Renovation, WFBH's Comprehensive Cancer Center Expansion and Salem College's Student Center. Read full article.

October 26, 2014 | Moses H. Cone North Tower Expansion Showcased in 'Healthcare Design' September Issue

The North Tower project at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital culminated a multiyear master facility planning process for the campus. The planning process was conducted with seven guiding principles in mind: quality, safety, customer focus, efficiency, flexibility, innovation, and fiscal responsibility. Read full article.

September 30, 2014 | 525@Vine... 2014 SBA Winners!

North Carolina is 7th in the nation for LEED activity and to celebrate smart construction and sustainable growth, we are pleased to announce the 2014 winners of the USGBC NC Sustainable Business Awards. 525@Vine pursued LEED Gold Certification, and obtained Platinum! Their goal is to provide the best spaces for their tenants that include beauty and functionality. Read full article.

September 29, 2014 | Stimmel Associates names new leadership

The seven newly named partners of Stimmel Associates PA have a combined tenure of 114 years at the Winston-Salem landscape architecture firm. Read full article.

August 20, 2014 | ENR Southeast: 2014 'Best Projects' Award Winners

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Comprehensive Cancer Center Expansion received ENR's Award of Merit under the Heathcare category. Read full article.

June 24, 2014 | Certification Puts Megasite ‘On Another Level’

As Tim Booras’ black Ford truck bounced its way through the Chatham-Randolph megasite, past deer stands and fire lanes used for quail hunting, Nat Taylor pulled up an email on his phone. The email was from a noted site selector congratulating the pair on the official N.C. certification of the Chatham-Randolph megasite, and indicating that the site selector would keep Chatham-Randolph in mind for future projects considering North Carolina. Read full article.

June 20, 2014 | Chatham-Randolph is N.C.’s First Megasite

After a year and a half of work, the 1,818-acre megasite in Chatham and Randolph counties has received official state certification, a crucial step in marketing the site to potential end users such as an automobile manufacturer or other large-scale industrial user. Read full article.

June 13, 2014 | Wexford's Investment in WFIQ is Just the Beginning

Look at Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem, and you see the marks of its owner, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and a major benefactor, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Less visible is Wexford Science & Technology, the Baltimore-based developer that specializes in partnering with universities on research parks. Wexford stepped forward on Innovation Quarter after an earlier developer faltered, and you can see the results from the $250 million that Wexford has invested so far to bring former RJR properties back to life. Read full article.

June 13, 2014 | Chatham County’s Banner Week

On her seventh anniversary as president of the Chatham Economic Development Corp., Dianne Reid was having an economic developer’s dream week. On Monday night, plans for the massive 7,120-acre Chatham Park received approval from the Pittsboro town board — a major initial hurdle cleared. And then Wednesday evening — seven years to the day since she started work at the EDC — Reid received word from the state that 1,818-acre Chatham-Randolph megasite had received official N.C. site certification. Certification is a protracted and painstakingly detailed process that had required close to a year and a half of paperwork, emails and conversations. Read full article.

June 12, 2014 | Chatham-Randolph Megasite Receives N.C. Certification

The 1,818-acre megasite in Chatham and Randolph counties this week received official state certification, a crucial step in marketing the site to potential end users such as an automobile manufacturer or other large-scale industrial user. The Chatham-Randolph land is now the largest site in the state with the certification and the only certified megasite. Read full article.

June 10, 2014 | Liberty Healthcare Buys 31 Acres for Planned Nursing Home in Winston-Salem

A Wilmington company has purchased close to 30 acres along Silas Creek Parkway for the campus of its new skilled nursing facility in Winston-Salem. Liberty Healthcare & Rehabilitation completed the purchase of the property for $3.5 million this month after it received state approval for the new facility, what will be the 100-bed Liberty Commons at Silas Creek. The acreage sits east of Silas Creek Parkway and south of Bethabara Road, and was formerly owned by The Nisbet Family Trust. Read full article.

June 9, 2014 | Winston-Salem’s 751 West Fourth Lands Primary Tenant

Winston-Salem’s 751 West Fourth
Image Courtesy The Winston-Salem Foundation

Financial services firm Atlantic Capital Advisors this September will become the primary tenant in the 55,000-square-foot 751 W. Fourth St. office building under construction in downtown Winston-Salem. The five-story, $11 million building — which will also be home to The Winston-Salem Foundation — is Winston-Salem’s first new Class A office project in the past decade. Read full article.

May 13, 2014 | New Park Coming to Winston-Salem's WFIQ

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter Bailey Park
The grassy patch at Fourth and Patterson in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter research park will start its transformation into downtown Winston-Salem's newest park next week. The new park, to be dubbed Bailey Park at East End, will cover 1.6 acres of land and be highlighted by a large covered stage with a lawn area for viewing the concerts, movie nights and other events, according to Christy Turner with Stimmel Associates, the landscape architect on the project. Stimmel is working with building architect Stitch Design + Development and LMI Builders on the project. Read full article.

May 12, 2014 | Salem College to Dedicate New Student Center

Salem College will dedicate the first new building to go up on its historic campus in 32 years at a ceremony on May 13. The school’s new 15,000-square-foot Student Center was designed by Lambert Architecture + Interiors and built by Frank L. Blum Construction Co. The ground-breaking for the $6.8 million building was in December of 2012. Read full article.

April 11, 2014 | Randolph Megasite Gains Ground, but Costs Could Hit $50M

An entity managed by the Piedmont Triad Partnership has options on more than 1,050 acres at the Randolph County megasite and is now conducting due diligence, with officials estimating development costs could total $50 million. Read full article.

January 24, 2014 | Take a Tour of the 1,800-acre Chatham County Megasite

The 1,800-acre megasite in Chatham and Randolph counties has launched a website as it progresses toward official N.C. site certification. Site certification is an essential step toward full development, experts say, because it proves a large tract of land can handle the necessary infrastructure and engineering required to get a site construction-ready. Read full article.

January 3, 2014 | Salem Creek Connector Construction Ramps Up In W-S

Construction is moving along on the Salem Creek Connector which the NCDOT says will help traffic flow more efficiently for Winston-Salem drivers. The NCDOT says crews are working on a new 1.1 mile, four-lane road with a median from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. The project includes 11 bridges which will carry traffic over parts of Salem Creek and U.S. 52 and a roundabout at Salem Avenue and City Yard Drive. A new diverging diamond interchange will also be built at U.S. 52 and the current interchange ramps at Rams Drive will be removed. Read full article.

January 2, 2014 | WSM’s Year in Review

1. Research Park rebrands. The downtown research park was renamed Wake Forest Innovation Quarter (WFIQ) after operating as Piedmont Triad Research Park for 20 years. The change was done to set it apart from the nearby Research Triangle Park while also expanding the Wake Forest brand, which owns and operates much of the park. Several big-ticket projects also unfolded in 2013, including the four-lane Research Parkway (opened in October), the Inmar and Plant 64 projects (both under construction), and a new facility for Forsyth Tech (announced in October).Read full article.

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