Voxman Music Building

Voxman Music Building
Location: 
93 E. Burlington St.
Zone: 
South Campus
Start Date: 
April 2013
Completion: 
Fall 2016
Cost: 
$152 million
Square Footage: 
189,289GSF
LEED Status: 
Gold

The project included the construction of a new building for the School of Music at the southwest corner of the intersection of Burlington and Clinton streets, to replace the building destroyed by the 2008 flood. The building includes classrooms, teaching studios, library, faculty and administrative offices, recital spaces and the replacement of a 700-seat recital and organ hall. A particularly harsh winter, along with the discovery of artifacts during excavation at the building site, slowed the project but a timetable was revised to keep the project on target for its mid-2016 completion date. The building's first two floors are concrete, and above that a steel structure that will be a six-story building in total height.

What's New: 
  • Opened for Fall 2016 Semester- August 22, 2016

A lot went into the design and construction of the new Voxman Music Building. Here are a few building numbers to give you an idea of the scope of the project:

$189 million: Total project cost of the Voxman Music Building

190,000: square footage of building, covering five floors

12,400: Square feet of glass used for glass walls

3,883: Pipes in the concert hall organ

10,500: Cubic yards of structural concrete, or enough to place a 4-foot, 4-inch thick sidewalk over 40 miles long

324: Total rooms in the building

65: Practice rooms

29: TA offices

58: Faculty studios

1.1 million: Square feet of drywall, which would be 53 miles if it were lined up end to end

450: Average number of music majors in any given year

130: number of pianos moving back into Voxman Music Building

General Contractor: 
Construction Management: MA Mortenson Construction
Architects: 
LMN Architects, Neumann Monson PC