The Wolfe Center for the Arts
At the June 23rd BGSU Board of Trustees meeting, the trustees authorized construction to proceed on the Wolfe Center for the Arts, which will further enhance BGSU’s stature as a center of excellence in the arts.
The facility, to be located on the site of the former Saddlemire Student Services Building, will bridge the College of Musical Arts and the Fine Arts Center and will also be the new home of the Department of Theatre and Film. It will encompass performance, design and instructional spaces.
Construction is projected to begin in April 2009, with completion in January 2011. The cost for the facility is estimated at $40,750,000, including the roadway and parking ($2,500,000). Leadership for the project was provided by Frederic and Mary Wolfe of Perrysburg, along with state capital appropriations in the amount of $38,250,000.
Clean, sweeping lines and light-filled spaces characterize the design of the new arts center, the roughly 93,000 square foot facility that will complete the campus arts neighborhood. Its soaring “fly tower” will create an iconic identity for the arts.
The proposed building has been designed by the Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta and will be its first American project to be completed.
Updated: August 27, 2012