Queen's University

Planning for arts complex moves ahead

 
2007-02-28

Choosing an architect is one of the top priorities for the university-appointed building committee for the Tett Centre Project. For more, see page 3 of the Feb. 26 Gazette at http://qnc.queensu.ca/gaz_online.php

Choosing an architect is one of the top priorities for the university-appointed building committee for the Tett Centre Project.

The committee, which met for the first time last Thursday, plans to have the architect search completed by mid-April, says Chair Tom Williams.

“The target for putting a shovel in the ground is probably the spring of 2008,” said Dr. Williams, a professor emeritus in the School of Policy Studies and the Faculty of Education, and a former Queen's vice-principal (operations). He has extensive experience in this area, having headed the Stauffer Library building committee in the early 1990s.

Kingston City Council approved the sale to Queen's of the waterfront land, with the exception of the J.K. Tett Building, last July. The purchase, which was made possible by a large pledge from Queen's benefactor Alfred Bader, is significant in that it gives the university a place to develop a much-needed performing arts centre, including a new conference hall and theatre.

For more, see page 3 of the Feb. 26 Gazette.

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