BYRUM WELCOME CENTER
Wake Forest University
This new welcome center is the gateway for the 15,000+ prospective students that visit the Admissions Office annually. The facility features a 260-seat performance auditorium, interview rooms, public meeting spaces, a two-story atrium, staff offices and application processing areas. The auditorium not only serves the admissions program, but also is used for lectures, performances and activities sponsored by academic departments and campus organizations. The interview rooms support the new University process that encourages all applicants to arrange for a personal interview. The building design is in keeping with the historic nature of the campus, but it includes modern technologies and energy efficient design. LEED Gold certification has been achieved.