IU President’s Office – photos from the groundbreaking

Thanks to the IU President’s Office for creating this very nice photo gallery from the goundbreaking ceremony.

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Pictures from the Groundbreaking

Click here for pictures from the groundbreaking ceremony, Friday, April 8 >>

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Groundbreaking Ceremony set for Friday, April 8 at 3:00 p.m.

Indiana University will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, April 8, to signify the start of construction on the 85,000-square-foot Jacobs School of Music Faculty Studio Building.

Presiding over the event will be The Trustees of Indiana University, IU President Michael A. McRobbie, IU Provost Karen Hanson and Jacobs School Dean Gwyn Richards.

The building will be constructed on the northeast corner of Third Street and Jordan Avenue. The facility is expected to provide technologically and acoustically superior teaching and practice facilities to rival any music school or conservatory in the world, while also marking the entrance to the university’s music, fine arts and performing arts district.

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Demolition of West University Apartments

While the space is prepared for the Faculty Studio Building, we’ve been watching (in amazement) at the demolition of the West University Apartments!

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Video of the demolition

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IU Announcement of the Lilly Endowment gift to build the new Faculty Studio Building

In December, 2007, Indiana University announced that the Lilly Endowment would give the IU Foundation two major gifts, totaling $69 million, to provide the Jacobs School of Music with a state-of-the-art studio facility and propel the IU School of Law-Bloomington to the upper echelon of public university law schools.

The Jacobs School of Music Faculty Studio Building will be built on the corner of Jordan Avenue and Third Street.

Read the press release >

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