Get It Down(town) to a Science!

Wake Downtown is the 151,000-square-foot home of Engineering, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the concentration in Medicinal Chemistry, located in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem. Our downtown facilities feature hands-on teaching labs, project-based studios, and advanced research labs.

Wake Downtown is in the same building as the Wake Forest Bowman Gray School of Medicine. BioTech Place and the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine are just a short walk away; therefore, undergraduates have access to a variety of settings for volunteer work and clinical shadowing in addition to research.

One out of every three students in the Class of 2020 took at least one class at Wake Downtown.

And we’re not only STEM! Street Photography, Urban Planning, Literature of the City, and a variety of other courses are taught at Wake Downtown, as it is the ideal location for exploration both in- and outside the classroom. Plenty of community events take place in this area too, ranging from the Maya Angelou Garden Party to local charity fundraising events, community yoga classes, concerts, and more.

Backed by our historical liberal-arts core, the program marries engineering, aesthetics, and our commitment to public service. What do we see? A student developing an artificial limb with the functionality derived from engineering and the form inspired by studio art. It’s an engaged brand of engineering that transcends science and math, and enters into a realm of limitless possibility that benefits humanity.

Take a Tour of Wake Downtown

Come visit Wake Downtown, home to Biochemistry, Engineering, Molecular Biology, and Medicinal Chemistry!