IU Board Approves Projects

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The Indiana University Board of Trustees has made several approvals. The Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design has received the green light for a new building; the university's annual repair and rehabilitation plan has been approved, along with 12 new degrees. 

The new degrees include a bachelor's degree at IU Bloomington, a master's degree at IUPUI, two bachelor's degrees at IU South Bend and eight degrees via IU Online.

The 2020 Repair and Rehabilitation Plan was also approved, and includes routine maintenance and operational updates. The effort will also focus on roofing, building facades, elevators, electrical, fire protection, mechanical and plumbing systems, steam, and utilities.  Several campuses will also receive classroom and site improvements.

The Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design in Bloomington will construct a new building as part of a $20 million gift to the school from Sidney and Lois Eskenazi. The 10,000-square-foot building will include space for lectures, workshops, student collaborations and offices. 

 "I am delighted that the new home for the Indiana University Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design is in a structure designed by world-renowned architect Mies van der Rohe, one of the greatest architects of the modern era," IU President Michael McRobbie said in a news release. "The construction of this extraordinary work of architecture will support IU's growth in one of IU's newest schools and will serve as an enduring symbol of the legacy of generosity of Sidney and Lois Eskenazi, and an enduring symbol of the very founding of architectural modernism. There is perhaps no better way to highlight our new J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program in the Eskenazi School than by constructing a building for it based on designs by this legendary architect."

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