Modern Languages Building


Modern Languages Building


The Modern Languages Building was completed in October of 1965. Designed by Albert Kahn Associated Architects and Engineers, Inc., and constructed by Sorenson Gross Construction Company, the project cost $5,766,000, financed from state appropriations and partially from a federal grant. The four-story structure helped to meet a critical need for classroom and office spaces on the central campus. The basement contained classrooms and a reading room. The first floor housed two auditoriums and two large lecture halls. The second floor contained a large language laboratory plus seminar and classrooms. The third and fourth floors contained offices and conference rooms, planned around two open courts to provide natural light in each office. The entrances to the building were located at the four corners of a peripheral corridor.