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Construction to begin in January on new $12 million arts complex for ODU

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Work is scheduled to begin next month on a $12 million, 39,000-square foot art building for Old Dominion University.  The new building, to be located between 46th and 47th streets on Monarch Way in the University Village, will house the Jean Outland Chrysler Library, a collection of 112,000 rare volumes relating to the history of art, as well as provide space for a reading room.

The project is part of an ongoing partnership between ODU and Norfolk’s Chrysler Museum of Art.

The project includes a second two-story building, which will replace ODU’s current art studio, giving the university more space for classrooms and studios and faculty and staff offices.  The new arts complex will consolidate the department’s activities in one location for the first time in about 20 years.

Tymoff+Moss is the architect, and S.B. Ballard Construction Co. will serve as the contractor. The facility is expected to be complete by early 2014.

 


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