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Construction on Arts and Sciences building at IU Northwest underway

September 28, 2016

The design for a new Arts and Sciences building at IU Northwest, to be shared with Ivy Tech Community College, is well underway, as progress has been ongoing since the IU Board of Trustees granted approval in 2014. 

The three-story, 133,500-square-foot Arts and Sciences building is on the corner of Broadway and 35th Street in Gary and will be home to multiple programs of both campuses, including IU Northwest fine and performing arts programs, Ivy Tech science programs, and house shared classrooms and informal study spaces.

The building will span most of a city block, making it a significant construction project and a signature building in the City of Gary and throughout Northwest Indiana.

"The new Arts and Science building represents a rare opportunity for two higher educational institutions to come together to design and build a facility that will deliver quality student learning experiences. This type of partnership focused on student success is what the community expects," said Thomas Coley, chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College’s Northwest and North Central regions. "This building is about providing our students with 21st century learning experiences and supported with such services as Express Enrollment and an academic support Learning Commons where students engage with each other, faculty and staff. We are excited about the partnership and look forward to celebrating with IU Northwest the successful completion of this building for the benefit of our students and the communities we serve."

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