UNC School of the Arts puts finishing touches on large construction project

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The new Library on the campus of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The UNC School of the Arts is putting the finishing touches on four new buildings that will change the face of its campus and enhance the education of its students, school administrators said, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

The buildings — a library, film production design facility, campus police station and a central storage warehouse — are scheduled to open in phases by May, said Stephen Atkinson, the university’s architect. The buildings cost a combined $45.79 million, which was paid for with state bonds and money from the N.C. General Assembly.

Chancellor Lindsay Bierman said that the timing couldn’t have worked out better, coinciding with UNCSA’s 50th anniversary.

“All of the new buildings have been in the planning for many years, but it turns out that they’ll be done at a fortuitous time, as we set our course for the next 50 years of growth and innovation,” Bierman said recently. “I’m grateful for any and all upgrades that improve the quality of our training and education.”

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