The King Building, located where the old Warner Conservatory had stood, was built in several stages. Minoru Yamasaki & Associates were the architects.
Ground breaking for Stage I - north of the old Warner Conservatory - took place October 24, 1959. Ammann & Whitney were the consultin gengineers with Jennings & Churella of New London, O. general contractors. Construction of Stage I was completed in June 1961 and the building was put into use in Sept. 1961.
Rice Hall renovation and rebuilding to provide faculty offices and seminar rooms (ready for use in March 1963) became the next step.
With the razing of Warner Hall in the fall of 1964 the contractors, the Austin Co. of Cleveland and Jennings & Churella of New London could proceed with construcion of the third and final state of the King Building. Special dedication ceremonies were held on Alumni Day, June 11, 1966.