Holly posted photos of the work Monday under the headline “Excitement Mounts as Stevens Building Demo Gets Serious.”
Gov. Pat Quinn released $10.3 million for the Stevens Building and Cole Hall projects in January of 2010.
Rehabilitation plans for Stevens include a new, 6,000-square-foot lecture auditorium with tiered seating for up to 330 students, state-of-the-art teaching technology and the flexibility to be divided into three smaller rooms.
Other additions including adding about 10,500 square feet to the Black Box Theatre, which will feature a 30-foot ceiling, and 13,300 square feet to the scene shop. Workers also will put on a new roof, replace the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and modernize the plumbing and electrical wiring.
The Stevens Building opened in 1959.