Howard University has announced that it will honor the memory of alumni Chadwick Boseman by naming its new Center for Fine Arts and Communications after him.
The center, designed by architecture firms KGD and Moody Nolan, will house the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts, the Cathy Hughes School of Communications, and Howard University’s television and radio stations, WHUR/WHUT.
This partnership between KGD and Moody Nolan is based on shared values of innovation, diversity, inspiring design, and a commitment to creating positive and resilient spaces for the community.
Howard University is building new academic buildings for the first time since 1984. These projects show the university’s commitment to innovation and growth in its educational offerings, according to President Wayne A. I. Frederick.
The new buildings will house multiple disciplines under one roof to foster a greater exchange of ideas and create connections between different fields of study.
The center is expected to be completed by 2025 and will be located on the northern end of the upper quadrangle at Howard University. This new state-of-the-art facility represents the university’s commitment to expanding its offerings and fostering interdisciplinary connections between fields of study.
The design by KGD and Moody Nolan will enhance academic excellence and inspire new knowledge for the Howard community.
The location of the center, behind Childers Hall on the northern lot of the upper quadrangle, will allow for better event synchronization with other significant venues on campus.
Chadwick Boseman was a talented actor known for portraying historical figures such as Jackie Robinson in “42” and Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall.”
He was also well-known for depicting Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tragically, Boseman passed away in 2020 at 43 due to colon cancer.
His untimely death was met with shock and grief by fans and fellow actors, and his talent and impact on the entertainment industry will not be forgotten.