Slideshow: Arts District

A photo of worker in the music recital hall
Woodwork and finishes are taking place inside the music recital hall.
A photo of the music recital hall shows natural light filling the space.
Another view of the music recital hall shows natural light filling the space.
A photo of wood floors being installed in the music ensemble room.
Wood floors being installed in the music ensemble room.
A view of the The Commons Lobby space.
The Commons Lobby space on the first floor of the Timashev Family Music Building is nearly finished.
An exterior view of the Timashev Family Music Building from The Oval.
An exterior view of the Timashev Family Music Building from The Oval.
Glass windows show a reflection of construction
Construction work on the new Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts is shown in the reflection of the nearby Timashev Family Music Building windows.
Photo of crews framing windows at construction site
At the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts, crews frame windows outside the Thrust Theatre.
Two workers apply air barrier coating
Two workers apply air barrier coating as part of the exterior envelope work expected to be completed by late April.
A view of the Proscenium Theatre construction
A view of the Proscenium Theatre – the stage will be behind the plastic hanging in the background.
A photo of framing inside the building.
Framing work is a main focus throughout the building with crews working from the top floors down.
A photo of the sound stage construction.
A theatre and sound stage will allow for performances to be filmed.
A photo of the theatre scene shop construction.
A scene shop is located on the main floor near the Proscenium Theatre.
A view of the Columbus skyline from the rooftop.
A breathtaking view of the city skyline in the distance from the roof of the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts.

Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on the Timashev Family Music Building. The building is scheduled to be completed by the end of the month with classes and programming available by Autumn 2022. Next door, work continues on the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts which is approximately 40% complete. The $165.3 million Arts District is sited between 15th and 18th avenues, and envisions high-quality, modern learning environments for interaction across arts disciplines. Recent or upcoming construction activities include:

Timashev Family Music Building

  • Wood floors are being installed this week in the music ensemble room.
  • Woodwork and finishes will wrap up by late March inside the music recital hall.
  • Finishing work, and cleaning, will continue to take place throughout the building.

Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts

  • Exterior skin work is expected to wrap up by the end of April. That aligns with the target for “dry in,” or having the exterior of the building air tight, and includes exterior studs, sheathing and window installation.
  • Crews are installing the roof with the goal to be completed by late April.
  • Inside, framing continues throughout the building as the project team works its way from the top floors down.
  • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing installation work is ongoing.

The Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts will open in February 2023. View the slideshow to track progress on both buildings.