The $50 million expansion of the Griffith Fine Arts Building will more than double its size and includes a renovation of Turner Auditorium with improved accessibility, a new 350-seat flexible theatre and an intimate black box theatre. The building will become the new home of the School of Art’s filmmaking program and SFA’s dance program, which is currently housed in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science. Our goal is to be the focal point of the arts in East Texas. In addition to the state-of-the-art performance spaces, the facility will include new rehearsal halls, design labs, a sound stage, two dance studios and several classrooms. The goal is to create a visually prominent and welcoming structure that will serve as a vibrant arts destination for the entire community as well as address the needs of the growing student population within our fine arts programs.

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new Alumni Drive entrance

View from Alumni Drive



new College Street entrance

View from College Street



view from North Street

View from North Street



level 1 floor plan



level 1 floor plan



level 1 floor plan



level 2 floor plan



level 2 floor plan



level 1 floor plan



level 3 floor plan



level 3 floor plan



level 1 floor plan



site plan

Site Plan

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