Renovations of Boland Hall and Fine Arts East

Continuing efforts to provide excellent facilities for teaching and learning, the University this summer undertook a major renovation of Boland Hall and the Fine Arts East building on the Maguire campus. This work will serve not only Art majors, but also the many students who fulfill their Art/Literature graduation requirement through studio art classes.

Boland Hall Renovations

Jury Smith in Boland Hall, where the new ceramics studio arrangement creates a more open space, enhancing student engagement, experience, and learning. The wheel deck elevates overall studio safety, and the studio tables will improve daily studio operations. Together, these improvements will surely energize the ceramics area.

The third floor of Boland Hall has been modified to expand dark room capacity for traditional photography. The second floor has been transformed into a photography studio, which will be utilized by faculty and students in both traditional and digital photography courses. The first floor has been reconfigured to provide more room for digital photography on the west side. The Mizner Room – formerly the “music room” – has received a new audio-visual package. The ceramics studio had its electrical system updated, while both the ceramics studio and the seminar room have received new cabinetry for storage. Fresh paint and refinished floors complete this major refurbishment.

The Fine Arts East building has been thoroughly reconfigured. The second floor has been divided into two spacious studios with audio-visual teaching aids and new “half-moon” windows. The first floor opens to a large 3-D studio, and provides faculty office space as well. New workbenches will enable the students to work on their projects in a well-designed, professional environment.