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Architect selection narrows Dubuque university's fine arts

DUBUQUE (KWWL) - In May, the University of Dubuque announced it's plan to move forward on the development of a Fine and Performing Arts, Worship and Campus Center.  The $40 million project will strengthen academic programs.

"We are very grateful to Tom Osland, principal of Oslund and Associates, our campus planning group, for his careful counsel to the committee as we have reviewed the work of an outstanding group of national and international architectural firms. A project of this scope and of such importance to the future of the University requires that we select and retain architects who are attuned to their client's needs, to maximizing the value of each dollar invested, and to creating a campus icon that is, in itself, an art object.  And in the end, we look forward to a new campus facility that will serve as a teaching, learning, performing, and gathering place for the University community for decades to come," commented University President Jeffrey F. Bullock. 

After five selected architects were given the opportunity to make their presentations, two firms have been selected as finalists.  Later this month and in and November, President Bullock and a small group from the architect selection committee will visit the offices of both boora and Lundgaard & Tranberg as well as tour a number of their previous projects.  Following those visits, the architect selection committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees for their approval.

Online Reporter: Lauren Squires
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