Wake Forest University – Sutton Sports Performance Center

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

“The opening of Sutton Sports Performance Center and the Shah Basketball Complex is a generational moment symbolizing Wake Forest’s commitment to achieving at the highest level of college athletics. This transformative facility is yet another enhancement to our world-class student-athlete experience.” - John Currie, Athletics Director, Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Wake Forest University

Completion Date

87,000 SF

Project Type
New Construction, Strength & Conditioning Facility, Sports Medicine, Nutrition Center

Sustainability Certifications
LEED Silver

Professional Credits
Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce Architects, PA
Experiential Graphics: Dimensional Innovations

One more piece of the master plan puzzle

The Sutton Sports Performance Center was designed as part of an overall athletic master plan, which was delivered through a multi-phased construction approach. It is adjacent to McCreary Field House Shah Basketball Complex, and the Miller Center, providing WFU student athletes convenient access to elite training facilities on campus.

The four-level, 87,000 SF Sutton Sports Performance Center provides state-of-the-art strength and conditioning facilities for all Wake Forest’s student athletes. Adjacency of common program areas, such as nutrition, sports medicine, and indoor practice space, were carefully designed for ease of access by all of WFU’s sports programs.

More than 10,000 SF is dedicated to strength and conditioning equipment for football, with additional weight rooms and cardio areas to serve both men’s and women’s Olympic sports teams. The third floor includes 17,000 SF of meeting rooms, coaches’ offices and a heritage area for the men’s and women’s basketball programs. The fourth floor consists of more than 18,000 SF for football coaches’ offices, team meeting rooms and a heritage area. The 1,500 SF Christian McCreary Nutrition Center helps student-athletes fuel proper diet around the clock, with foods marked for either pre-workout or recovery.

Ken McDaniel, AIA

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