The construction progress of another new academic building will be recognized at Fort Hays State University’s 2018 homecoming activities. 

A public preview of the new $14.2 million art and design building is set for 9 a.m. Sept. 28 on the northeast patio of the Memorial Union. The public is welcome to attend. 

Completion of the building in summer 2019 will feature the second new academic building at FHSU in three years. The Center for Applied Technology across the street west of the art and design building was dedicated in 2017. 

Completion of the CAT building cleared the way for the demolition of applied technology’s previous home, Davis Hall – and the groundbreaking of the art and design building on Davis Hall site. 

The new two-story, 43,000-square-foot facility will be home to all Department of Art and Design programs, with the exception of its sculpture program, which is housed in the CAT building. It will connect to the 5,000-square foot former power plant, which will be renovated to provide gallery space.