The Iowa Board of Regents on Wednesday voted to approve schematic designs and funding to bring arts buildings destroyed by the 2008 flood back to life, a significant step forward in the campus recovery process.

After touring the arts campus, the board approved nearly $405 million in new construction for a new Hancher Auditorium, Art Building and School of Music replacement facility. It also approved designs for the projects (view schematics, models and renderings of the proposed buildings here).

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