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The SHA-designed visual arts building will have many purposes under one roof, playing home to classrooms, studios, and offices as well as an auditorium. The new building will replace the existing Herman Arts Center, which opened in the 1960s, and will encompass 35,000-square-feet of indoor space—nearly twice the size of the current fine arts building.
The new fine arts building represents the college’s commitment to pushing forward into the future of art and design. Bringing Steven Holl on for the project seems like a natural fit, because of the architect’s desire to creating excitement in the midst of the college’s park-like setting. “We don’t have a single ‘style.’ We always try to shape a unique experience, and our approach is the same with this project,” said Holl. “We look to create something of this place, to inspire future students.”
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