Regents approve Social Work Building renovations
ANN ARBOR—University of Michigan Regents, at their June 17 meeting, approved the proposed renovations for classrooms and conference center in the School of Social Work Building.
“The recently completed School of Social Work Building includes approximately 3,100 square feet of unfinished shell space for a conference center [map] that could host a variety of national and international gatherings,” said Robert Kasdin, U-M executive vice president.
“This pavilion area was originally sized to hold up to 80 people in multiple configurations and expected to deploy state of the art audio-visual and distance learning systems. Following the first 18 months of occupancy in the new building, the School also identified a pressing need for more classroom space and has folded this need into the program.
“The firm of Ann Arbor Architects Collaborative has completed a preliminary study that included programming and a feasibility study for renovating the unfinished pavilion in room 1840. Their findings conclude this area will support classroom and conference functions.”
The U-M Regents approved the project and authorized commissioning Ann Arbor Architects Collaborative in conjunction with Steele Engineering Associates and Pyramid Systems as the architect/engineer.