In 2019, the College of Visual Arts and Design celebrated the grand opening of its new $70 million building — one of the most technologically-advanced art facilities in the world.
The expanded and renovated four-story art building provides a world-class space for the college's unique resources and award-winning programs in art education, art history, design and studio arts. The cutting-edge facility offers students access to and instruction in the latest digital fabrication tools, 3D scanners, 3D printers, computer numerical control routers, laser cutters and engravers, plasma cutters and waterjet cutters. The 238,000-square-foot building's open concept inspires creativity and encourages people to stay, sit and collaborate. Sky bridges and wide hallways offer plenty of light and space for pop-up exhibitions. Floor to ceiling windows bring the outdoors inside and reveal the creative work happening in classrooms.