NIU unveils $23.7 million building renovation
Northern Illinois University unveiled its $23.7 million, four-year renovation of the Stevens Building on Saturday, just in time for the start of the fall semester.
The building is home to the School of Theatre and Dance and the anthropology department. The state-funded project increased the size of the building by 55 percent to 106,000 square feet, according to a news release.
New features include a 200-seat black box theater, a 330-seat lecture hall that can be configured into three smaller spaces, five classrooms equipped with "smart" technology, and a new elevator.