Windgate Art & Design
Thanks to a $15.5 million grant from Windgate Charitable Foundation, all art department programs came together into a single state-of-the-art facility that will serve the entire UAFS community. The department was currently housed in five different buildings.
The 58,000-square-foot building, completed in fall 2015, brought under one roof all classes in photography, printing, sculpture, and art history, as well as freshmen programs in drawing, 2-D design, 3-D design, typography and digital imaging. There are also gallery spaces, letterpress and printmaking operations, graphic design laboratories and a 150-seat film theater.
In addition to the educational opportunities provided for students majoring in art and graphic design, all UAFS students will take classes in the new facility. It will be a dynamic place that enhances public access to the arts – thus supporting the University’s mission of preparing students to succeed in an ever-changing global world while advancing economic development and quality of place. Windgate Charitable Foundation has challenged UAFS to raise $2.5 million in private support to help establish an endowment for the facility. The naming opportunities presented offer ways to partner with the University to provide valued resources for students and the community at large.
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3D Rendering of the Windgate Art & Design Building:
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