The $10 million gift will be used to renovate Koch Hall’s classrooms to create a more welcoming, modern place for student learning and creative expression, the school said. The gift will also update Koch’s internal systems, including mechanical, electrical and HVAC, the school said.
The building has a long history of serving the local students but is now in need of upgrades, Frandsen said.
“It’s a fantastic building from the outside,” he said. “But as with all things, technology advances. We need to enhance the way the space can be used.”
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Wittenberg students are required to take art classes during their time at the school, Frandsen said. A lot of students take classes in the building, he said.
Planning is underway with a start date to be determined, the school said.