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Indiana University panel OKs designs for facilities in Indy, Bloomington, Kokomo

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An Indiana University trustees’ committee on Friday approved architectural designs for facilities on the Bloomington, IUPUI and Kokomo campuses.

Thomas A. Morrison, the IU vice president for capital planning and facilities, presented the requests, and the university released images of the designs. The buildings include: 

The Multidisciplinary Research and Classroom Building at Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis. It will be a gateway building along Michigan Street at the eastern edge of the IUPUI campus. Situated between California and Blackford streets, this adaptable facility will be able to meet evolving teaching and research needs for programs in the School of Science, the School of Engineering and Technology, and the School of Informatics and Computing.

The North Housing and Dining Addition in Bloomington. The new North Housing residence hall, along the east side of North Walnut Grove Avenue next to McNutt Quadrangle, will house approximately 700 students in a five-story, multibuilding complex with a variety of student and public spaces.

The related dining addition at the McNutt Central building. It will serve approximately 850 students in a variety of seating areas, with micro-restaurant-style venues on two floors. The façade will include the use of limestone ashlar veneer in the same pattern, color and texture to match McNutt. Large windows will afford views of the new central greenspace between the dining and residence facilities. Renovation of portions of existing interior spaces also will be included.

The new Student Activities and Events Center in Kokomo. It will serve as the central campus event venue for the community and IU Kokomo athletic events as well as programs and activities for the student community. Southeast of Hunt Hall at the eastern edge of campus, the one-story building with a three-story-high assembly/gymnasium will include athletic offices, athletic training and locker facilities, a large lobby and ticket area with concessions, a classroom/multipurpose room, and public restrooms.