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State of the arts: Building concepts unveiled

February 9, 2012

On Feb. 7, 2012, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved architectural concepts for several University of Iowa rebuilding or renovation projects necessitated by the Flood of 2008. Included in the rebuilding projects for which concepts were approved are a replacement for Hancher Auditorium, and homes for the School of Music (which also will house concert and recital halls) and the School of Art and Art History.

The University of Iowa Foundation is conducting a fundraising campaign with a goal of securing $30 million in private gift support, which will be applied to the overall construction costs for these three structures. The campaign will be an important part of the public-private funding partnership—which also includes FEMA, insurance, the State of Iowa, and the university—for the renewal of the UI arts campus.

For more information on the UI’s Arts Campus Campaign for these three buildings, contact UI Foundation Executive Director of Development Jeff Liebermann at or at 319-467-3475.