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McGough Breaks Ground on Indian Hills Community College Project

McGough recently began work on the renovation and expansion of the Indian Hills Performing Arts Center at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa. Designed by INVISION Architecture, the $6 million project will become the welcome center for prospective and new students on the growing campus.

“Our team is truly passionate about the work we do for college and university campuses across the state,” said Mike Harryman, general manager at McGough in Iowa. “The Indian Hills project is one that will transform the face of this campus and become a gathering place for students and the public.”

Main entrance rendering - Indian Hills community college
Early project rendering of the construction happening at Indian Hills Community College in 2023.

The centerpiece of the new building will be the two-story atrium, which will become the campus welcome center. Other updates and features include:

  • Studio classroom for acting and film classes with state-of-the-art sound and projection technology
  • New dressing rooms and makeup room for productions
  • New home for the Arts and Sciences office, where students and the public can get assistance with everything from classes to tickets for the next show in St. John Auditorium
  • Choir/band room with custom instrument storage spaces
  • New area for scene construction

“We are excited to work with McGough to bring the vision of the Indian Hills Performing Arts Center to life,” said Dr. Matt Thompson, president of Indian Hills Community College. “The new and renovated facilities will provide our students with an outstanding learning environment that enhances their educational experience at the College. We look forward to opening the doors of the Performing Arts Center to students during the fall of 2024.”

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