uWindsor approves plans for $12.8 M School of Creative Arts building

November 27, 2014

The board of governors at the University of Windsor has approved the construction of a $12.8 M School of Creative Arts building at a downtown site the institution purchased in May. The design for the building was revealed at a meeting of the board on Tuesday. The 22,335-square-foot single-storey facility will be home to learning studios, film and editing suites for media and film studies, workshops for metal and woodworking, digital fabrication labs, and a printmaking studio. The entrance to the building is designed to be highly visible to motorists exiting the tunnel between Detroit and Windsor. uWindsor President Alan Wildeman noted that the new site will afford uWindsor many opportunities to work with the local arts community, including the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and the Capitol Theatre. The new building will be a key piece in uWindsor’s $75 M city centre development plan. uWindsor News Release | Windsor Star | CTV News