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).

Holding its monthly meeting in Iowa City Wednesday, the board approved $175.6 million to replace Hancher Auditorium, $152 million to replace the School of Music and $77.3 million to replace the Art Building.

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