James A. Hixon Art Studio Building

James A. Hixon Art Studio Building, 2015 (courtesy of ODU Design and Construction)

The James A. Hixon Art Studio Building is one of the buildings that makes up the arts district in the University Village on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). The building houses classroom space and studios for crafts, graphic design, photography, and printmaking, among others. Located next to the Barry Arts Building between 46th Street and 47th Street, the facility is named after James A. Hixon, executive vice president of law and corporate relations for Norfolk Southern Corporation and a former member and rector of the ODU Board of Visitors.


Construction on the James A. Hixon Art Studio Building began in 2014 as part of the Arts in the Village project, located in the University Village. The building was dedicated in September 2015 along with the Barry Arts Building and the Brock Commons.


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