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IU Board of Trustees to consider proposals for construction projects, new degrees

Feb. 1, 2017

The agenda for the IU Board of Trustees meeting this week includes design approvals for three construction projects on the IU Bloomington and IU Southeast campuses.

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The IU Board of Trustees will meet on Feb. 2 and 3 at IUPUI.

  • Site designs for the Regional Academic Health Center/Academic Health Sciences Building, which will be near the IU Golf Course and IUTechnology park on the Bloomington campus will include an integrated, multi-faceted health center composed of units including hospital, critical care/emergency, clinics, surgery, diagnostics and academic facilities as well as related support units and required parking. The project also includes development of an entry plaza and various gardens to provide areas of respite for patients, visitors, staff and students.
  • Also at the IU Bloomington campus, designs for the Eskenazi Museum of Art renovation include expansion into 17,000 square feet of space currently occupied by the Fine Arts Library as well as landscape enhancements to facilitate pedestrian circulation and connections to the Arboretum and Fine Arts Plaza. The existing second-floor entrance will be improved to provide increased access to the sculpture terrace and a new outdoor gathering space. The renovation design plans also include renovated and expanded galleries, improvements to visitor amenities such as a new café and shop, and the creation of four new museum centers in curatorial studies, conservation, education and works on paper. The centers will include numerous new teaching and study spaces for both university and K- 12 students as well as a lecture hall on the third floor.
  • At IU Southeast, designs considered for approval include a new housing lodge located south of Grove Lodge, which will be the sixth lodge in the student housing complex. The new building will consist of 87 beds located in 24 apartment-style units. The proposed lodge will be substantially modeled from the existing 87-bed Meadow Lodge and consistent with the exterior and interior architecture of the existing student housing lodges.

Approval is also requested for two new degrees at IU Southeast: a Bachelor of Science in sustainability and a Bachelor of Arts in sustainability and regeneration.

The board meets Feb. 2 and 3 in the ballroom of University Tower at IUPUI. A full schedule and agenda for the meeting are available online.

A special edition of Inside IU will be sent to all subscribers and selected media outlets following the meeting. Subscribe online to receive the digital publication in your inbox. IU will be live-tweeting from the meeting using the hashtag #IUBOT.

The Board of Trustees is IU's governing board, its legal owner and final authority. The board holds the university's financial, physical and human assets and operations in trust for future generations. Its membership, terms of office, responsibilities, powers and electoral procedures are governed by the Indiana Code.

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