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Radford University in Radford, Va., adds Artis Center for Adaptive Innovation and Creativity building

May 27, 2021
The center will enable cross-disciplinary collaboration of educational programs in the arts, health sciences, and technology.

The Center for Adaptive Innovation and Creativity (CAIC) at Radford University in Radford, Va., will soon become home to the Waldron College of Health and Human Services and the Artis College of Science and Technology.

The $80.5 million, 177,917-square-foot building will replace the existing space for the College of Visual and Performing Arts and create interdisciplinary student spaces, reports WDBJ7 News

The new building will enable cross-disciplinary collaboration of educational programs in the arts, health sciences, and technology, and will include state-of-the-art facilities, such as:

  • a 475-seat performing arts theatre auditorium,
  • fashion and interior design labs,
  • health sciences clinical labs,
  • painting and drawing studios,
  • music and dance studios,
  • maker and printer spaces,
  • virtual and augmented reality labs, and
  • offices and other academic support spaces, including classrooms and collaboration rooms.

The project is expected to begin in June 2021 and be completed by end of 2023.

Skanska is the construction and development firm for the project.

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