Construction Update: Visual Arts Building at University of Iowa

The new Visual Arts Building the University of Iowa’s School of Art and Art History is reaching the end of construction and is due to open this Fall.

The new Visual Arts facility will provide 126,000 sf of loft-like space for the departments of ceramics, sculpture, metals, photography, print making and 3D multimedia. It will also include graduate student studios, faculty and staff studios and offices, and gallery space.

The building replaces an original arts building from 1936, which was heavily damaged during a flood of the University of Iowa campus in June 2008. The new building will be located directly adjacent to and northwest of Art Building West, which Steven Holl Architects completed in 2006.

Watch the building take shape on U Iowa’s live construction feed.

Read more about the project.