Shepard Hall contains 296,000 square feet of space including the massive auditorium at the center of the building called the “Great Hall.” The building has a 4-story base with three towers rising to 8 stories. The objective of this gut rehab project was to update the interiors of this large building to present-day standards, both architecturally and mechanically, and to create a teaching center for the Performing Arts. The building contains classrooms, two large recital halls, the Communication Department with film and video emphasized, the Theater Department with practice spaces and special teaching room. The building also contains a large music library, a center for legal education, the alumni association offices and Deans’ offices. The mechanical and electrical systems for the entire complex of teaching & training spaces were fully upgraded.