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CBU Files $5 Million Permit for New School of the Arts

The Daily News
By Madeline Faber

Christian Brothers University has filed a $5 million building permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to go toward its $8 million Rosa Deal School of the Arts.

The 40,000-square-foot building is the one of the cornerstones of the private university’s $70 million capital campaign for its campus at 650 East Parkway S. Grinder, Taber & Grinder Inc. is listed in the permit as the general contractor. Construction is expected to begin within a couple weeks and last for 14 months. Classes will start in the building in spring 2017.

The three-story building will house offices and facilities for several departments including literature and languages, behavioral sciences, psychology, and visual and performing arts. Features are to include 14 classrooms with high-tech audio-visual capabilities; a large meeting room; theater-practice and small-performance space; visual arts studios; two computer labs; a student lounge; an honors program lounge and classroom; a psychology lab with video monitoring and isolated assessment rooms with two-way communication; a writing center and language center; and gallery space for artwork and display space for scholarly work.