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The Visual Arts Building at the University of Iowa, designed by Steven Holl Architects in partnership with BNIM, will open on October 7, 2016. The new state of the art facility provides 126,000 square feet of loft-like space for all visual arts media, as well as galleries, faculty offices, an outdoor rooftop studio, and teaching spaces for Art History. The building is designed to encourage collaboration between all arts disciplines.
The University of Iowa Visual Arts Building will replace the School of Art and Art History functions that were housed in the 1930's Art Building, which experienced significant flood damage in 2008. The 126,000 square-foot facility will provide studio space for ceramics, sculpture, metals, photography, printmaking, 3D design, intermedia, animation and graphic design, as well as graduate student studios, faculty and staff studios and offices, and gallery space.