Construction on Campus: New Center for the Arts

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Construction projects at the University of Redlands are in full swing as students settle back into campus life. The projects promise to provide current and incoming students with new classrooms and study areas to maximize their college education.

On the south side of campus, construction continues on the new Center for the Arts. Significant work has already been completed, and will be ongoing throughout the fall.

The first phase of the Center for the Arts project is scheduled to open in January 2010, for the start of the second semester. A new two-story building named after the Ann Pepper’s Foundation is being built east of the Theatre Arts building and will provide classrooms, workshops, art studios and faculty offices for the art department.

The Theatre Arts building, which includes the Glenn Wallichs Theatre, is being expanded and will include a new black box theatre named for the Fredrick Loewe Foundation.

This first phase of the project brings 42,000 square-feet of new space for the art and theatre programs.

A second phase of the Center for the Arts project will bring additional art studios and office spaces, as well as a separate art gallery; the current Peppers Art Center near the Administration Building will then be converted to other uses.

This project is expected to give a consolidated home and state-of-the-art facilities for the fine arts programs— and provide a Center for the Arts for the campus and community.

Along with many other benefits to the campus, the center will meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Standards, continuing the University’s commitment to environmental stewardship

The University of Redlands is excited as the campus begins to transform, providing an enhanced atmosphere and resources for our students and the community.

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