At the most recent University of Chicago Board of Trustees meeting, the Board approved next steps for several major building projects that have been under discussion for some time, including the following:
Reva and David Logan Center for Creative and Performing Arts: The David Logan Arts Center will be a venue for artistic expression and multi-disciplinary inquiry, production, and performance for our faculty and students. To be located on 60th Street between Ingleside and Drexel Avenues, the new facility will house all or parts of four University programs: Visual Arts, Music, Theater and Performance Studies, and Cinema and Media Studies. It will feature a 450-seat performance space, as well as additional spaces for performance, exhibition, rehearsal, classrooms, and studios. Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects are developing plans for the David Logan Arts Center, which is named in honor of David and Reva Logan and their family in recognition of their recent gift of $35 million to the University. Construction is expected to be completed in 2011.