Latest Updates

Wed, Jul 25th, 2018
Old Art Building - We're Still Open!
As HUNT continues its move around the current art building, tearing up and rebuilding paths, the entrances on the southwest corner of the building (nearest the Dean’s Office and Gallery) will be closed. This closure should happen by the end of the day, Wednesday, July 25th. The REMAINING open entrances and exits for the current art building will be: The northwest corner (near the vending... more
Sun, Mar 18th, 2018
While You Were Away...
We welcome our staff, faculty, and students back from Spring Break 2018. While you were out last week, we snapped some photos of the construction progress on Friday.
Wed, Mar 7th, 2018
Mulberry Street Sidewalk Closure Begins March 12th
On Monday, March 12, Hunt Construction Group will begin pouring concrete around the expansion site of the College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD). In order to do so, they must close the sidewalk on the north side of Mulberry Street (the side closest to the existing CVAD building) for at least one month. During this time, pedestrians must cross the street at the corner of Mulberry and Welch... more
Thu, Aug 24th, 2017
Internationally known artists to discuss work as UNT determines public art for new Art Building
What: Public Art and Grant Writing Symposium, a three-day event featuring internationally known artists who are finalists to create public art for the new Art Building, sponsored by the University of North Texas’ Art in Public Places program and the College of Visual Arts and Design. The artists are: Mark Dion – American conceptual artist whose installations frequently use nature and... more
Thu, Aug 17th, 2017
New CVAD is Growing... Up!
Denton got a bit of rain overnight, but that didn't stop the construction crews from starting early this morning. Here are a few photos from the construction site.
Tue, Aug 8th, 2017
Latest Photo on Instagram
Check out the latest photo from the construction site we just shared on Instagram!   Good morning from UNT CVAD! #newcvad #newcvadbuilding #cvadconstruction #untconstruction #untcvad1 Likes, 1 Comments - UNT CVAD (@untcvad) on Instagram: "Good morning from UNT CVAD! #newcvad #newcvadbuilding #cvadconstruction #untconstruction #untcvad"
Tue, Aug 1st, 2017
Concrete Smoothing
The construction crews poured a concrete slab on the south foundation, and this morning we watched them smooth it out with walk-behind and ride-on power trowels:
Thu, Jul 27th, 2017
Is That Cardboard?
We were looking out the windows from the 2nd floor computer lab today, checking the progress on the construction. We noticed the crews using something that looked like corrugated cardboard panels. After doing a little research online, we learned the cardboard objects they are using are commonly called carton forms or void forms. Void forms are used to create an... more
Thu, Jul 20th, 2017
Things Are Going Strong!
Crews are working steadily on construction. Here are a few updated photos, in case you've not been to campus in awhile:          And don't forget, on the south, west and east sides of the Art building. fencing has been erected so that the crews can continue to connect and excavate the chilled water line. Please be mindful of construction... more
Fri, Jun 23rd, 2017
The Cranes Have Arrived!
Wow, check out the size of that crane! This is the scene at the College of Visual Arts & Design this morning. The crane will be used to hoist the large concrete structural beams and other building materials in place. Progress is definitely being made.             And after the crane was completely put together...... more
Fri, Jun 16th, 2017
Construction to Block Sidewalks
On Monday, June 19, Hunt Construction Group will begin chilled water excavation for the expansion of the College of Visual Arts and Design. In order to do so, they must erect construction fencing and connect to the UNT chilled water line. During this process, portions of the sidewalk and greenspace on the north side of Sage Hall and the west side of the CVAD building will be closed to create... more
Tue, Jun 6th, 2017
OAC Meeting: 6/6/2017
If you haven’t been around the art building in the last few days, whew is it  loud as they remove the second floor outcroppings. Here’s the scoop on that process, due to a previously unknown condition that pushed our schedule back from the previously estimated 5 June completion: The concrete chipping should be drastically reduced by Wednesday of this week. The issue is the thickness of... more
Wed, May 24th, 2017
OAC Meeting: 5/23/2017
Exciting news in the life of the building project this week includes: Yes, we had a fire alarm go off yesterday. It certainly was an effective test of the deterrence capabilities of our alarms. They certainly make people want to leave the building! We now have new protocols in place to assure as much as possible that we don't have this happen accidentally again. No, there wasn't a fire. And... more
Thu, May 18th, 2017
OAC Meeting: 5/16/2017
Apologies for the tardiness of this week's update from the OAC. Big news this week: the power will be off in the Art Building starting 12noon tomorrow (Friday, 19 May) through the weekend. Make sure that all electronic devices are unplugged and I hope that you've removed food and defrosted any fridges/freezers!  
Tue, May 9th, 2017
OAC Meeting: 5/8/2017
If you haven’t already gotten the news, there are chairs for you to test and surveys about them to fill out in ART 214A – aka the green room. The power outage that is scheduled for the weekend of 20-21 May could require a more significant length of time. We are working on plans and will set you know as soon as possible as things progress.
Wed, May 3rd, 2017
OAC Meeting: 5/2/2017
Things continue to move along with drilling for piers -- 9 done yesterday -- and here are other updates: The gas is scheduled to be off in the building 9am-1pm today (3 May) for the tie-in needed for the new construction. This should impact only Sculpture and Metals & Jewelry and the technical staff are aware of the timing. The power shut-off for the building is still scheduled for the... more
Wed, Apr 26th, 2017
OAC Meeting: 4/25/2017
Progress is continuing and the expectation is that piers will be complete this week. If you haven't taken a look at the equipment required for drilling these, it is pretty fantastic. Replacement of a window that was broken on the 2nd floor during the demolition process is planned for the morning of next Friday (5 May). There is a cost review meeting scheduled for Friday, 28 April and... more
Wed, Apr 19th, 2017
OAC Meeting: 4/18/2017
Every week there are OAC meetings: Owner-Architect-Contractor. From now on we'll be providing brief updates from these meetings so that there are more ways to get more information about the building project. In case you haven't noticed, in between the rain they have been drilling for piers. Next will come the grade beams. And, if you don't know what a grade beam is (as I didn't) Wikipedia to... more
Mon, Apr 17th, 2017
Current Photos of Construction Site
Here are a couple of photos from the new art building construction site, located to the east of the current art building, at the northeast corner of Welch and Mulberry.    
Thu, Feb 23rd, 2017
Latest Image of Lot 50
Here's one of the latest images of (what used to be) Lot 50 at the corner of Mulberry & Welch streets, next to the current Art Building. We're making progress!
Thu, Feb 16th, 2017
YouTube Live Stream: Lot 50 Demolition
Watch live: crews work on demolition of Lot 50 next to the Art Building on UNT campus in preparation for the #newCVAD! Live Stream times vary. Visit CVAD's Live Stream on YouTube at
Wed, Feb 15th, 2017
Breaking Ground
We're watching crews break ground in Lot 50, directly to the east of the current Art Building. This is the parking lot that is being demolished for construction of the North and South Pavilions and the East Wing of the new Art Building extension.      
Wed, Jan 25th, 2017
Groundbreaking Ceremony Recap
On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017, officials from University of North Texas and the College of Visual Arts & Design broke ground on a new home for UNT CVAD. The new art building project will be a new $70 million, four-story, 128,354-square-foot addition to the current art building that is located at 1201 W. Mulberry in Denton, Texas. In attendance at the Groundbreaking Ceremony, Dean Greg... more
Mon, Jan 16th, 2017
Groundbreaking Ceremony
There's a new four-story building coming to UNT campus - the 128,354 square-foot addition to the current art building! We would love you to join us in breaking ground on this project. Come by and hear remarks from university officials and check out a short video showing highlights of the project. Chat with administration and architect and design teams. Light refreshments will also be... more