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BELMONT UNIVERSITY DINING & ACADEMIC COMPLEX
The former tennis courts on the west side of 15th Ave. S have been replaced with an $80-million, four-story building sitting on top of a 1,020-space underground parking garage. When completed, the 134,000-square-foot building will house the Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, media studies programs and the University’s new motion pictures major. Additionally, the facility will include a 1,200-square-foot cafeteria that triples the size of the current cafeteria and 40,000 square feet of classrooms and faculty offices. The complex is expected to open in summer 2015.
Classrooms and faculty/staff offices will comprise approximately 70 percent of the building. Academic program-centered features include 30 student edit bays, multiple computer labs, a motion capture facility, a number of production and sound studios, a 2,500 square foot sound stage and a scene shop. In addition, two state-of-the art screening theaters will also boast audio mixing technology.
Belmont is seeking LEED certification for the new facility, which will utilize a geothermal HVAC system and a partial green roof. The geothermal system is projected to yield the University an estimated 40 percent in cost savings over a standard heating and cooling system.
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