What is the Arts District?

Ohio State's planned Arts District will boast the Timashev Family Music Building — a new home for the School of Music — and a new building for the Department of Theatre and Moving-Image Production major in the Film Studies Program. Both facilities will feature state-of-the-art performance spaces, modern recital halls and high-tech classrooms.

Construction updates

Nov. 15, 2020

Beautiful sunrise view of the entire site. On the right is the School of Music. Background left is Arps Hall and background center is Wexner Center for the Arts.


Third floor looking south. Down the right side you can see the temporary dry-in panels in place. On the slab in the foreground are part of the window frames being readied for installation.

Nov. 8, 2020

4th floor roof, north west corner with insulation in the parapet cavity and adhesive being applied followed by the Vapor Barrier.

North east 4th floor roof over the Recital Hall. The lightning protection can be seen at the upper left hand to the left of the primary and secondary drains.

Nov. 1, 2020

This view shows the south west elevation with many activities underway.

Oct. 18, 2020

An early morning view of the west side of the School of Music.

Oct. 11, 2020

Looking west towards Hughes Hall and the Oval. The Third floor Storefront Windows are being roughed-in ahead of the glazers installing frames and glass.

Oct. 4, 2020

Knowing the Chill & Heating Water work on the northside was going to limit material movement we stocked the upper floors ahead of time.
The upper floors were stocked with materials to improve efficiency.

Work continues with the 4’ underground duct at the Recital Hall. This is the distribution manifold at the stage area.


New stair tying the existing Weigel Hall 3rd Floor to the new building.

Sept. 27, 2020

Looking North in the Lobby of the School of Music. On the right is the Music Ensemble Rehearsal Room.
Looking north in the lobby of the School of Music. On the right is the music ensemble rehearsal room.

East Side of Recital Hall Showing the Brick Veneer Progressing.
East side of the recital hall showing the brick veneer progressing.

Sept. 20, 2020

The Rock Chucker is seen Backed in to the Recital Hall with it’s Tele-Belt Broadcasting Pea-Gravel into the Underground Duct Excavation.
View of the interior of the recital hall.

The Music Ensemble Rehearsal Room Sub-Grade is Being Brought to Elevation with #57 Stone.
View of the music ensemble rehearsal room.

Sept. 13, 2020

Job-Wide 9/11 Commemoration
Job-wide 9/11 commemoration. The crew spent five minutes recalling the events of September 11, 2001 followed by a minute of silence.

Sept. 6, 2020

Arts District
Masons Laying concrete masonry units that will support brick veneer. Framing, sheathing, air/vapor barriers are also installed.

Arts District
Ensemble rehearsal room with the fireproofing applied to the truss.