Regents approve renovation of Medical Sci. II & Buhl Buildings

February 17, 2000

ANN ARBOR—University of Michigan Regents, at their Feb. 17 meeting, approved Phase II of the renovation project for the Medical Science Building II and the Buhl Center for Human Genetics Building.

“Phase II, estimated to cost approximately $16 million, will upgrade 81,000 gross square feet, including 30,000 square feet of lab space, in the Medical Science II and Buhl Building, providing the Medical School with upgraded and consolidated instructional space,” said Robert Kasdin, U-M executive vice president.

“It will also provide upgraded contemporary laboratory space and related support spaces like equipment rooms, temperature controlled environments, and faculty offices. The related infrastructure work includes additional air handling capacity, an automatic fire suppression system, the replacement of the fire alarm system.

“Phase I and Phase II projects are part of a larger plan to upgrade instructional and research space as well as support program changes in the Medical Science II and the Buhl Building, constructed in 1969 and 1964 respectively.

“Phase I has achieved substantial completion and occupancy is expected in April.”

Jickling, Lyman, Powell Associates, Inc., of Troy, Mich., was selected as the architect for Phase II.