New performing arts center completed for Western Michigan University
Construction was recently completed for the privately funded $13 million Richmond Center for Visual Arts at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo. Designed by SmithGroup, the 44,000-sf facility includes specialized spaces for the permanent collection and featured traveling exhibits, along with student lecture halls, studio space, and a student lounge. The new center completes the university's fine arts campus. Construction manager for the project was CSM of Galesburg, Mich. The exhibit consultant was Don Desmett of Desmett Fine Arts, Kalamazoo. Construction began in August of 2005.