U-M Regents approve design for extensive Michigan Union renovation

University of Michigan Union

Plans to renovate the iconic, 97-year-old Michigan Union took another step forward Thursday as the University of Michigan Board of Regents approved the schematic design. The $85.2 million project will enhance student social space on the main level by expanding lounge and study spaces. It also will create state-of-the-art student organization and student involvement space, improve space for counseling and student support services and enhance meeting space near the Rogel Ballroom.
— Kim Broekhuizen, Michigan News

UM regents approve $85.2 million Michigan Union renovation project

Integrated Design Solutions LLC, the Troy architectural firm that also helped develop the GG Brown Mechanical Engineering Lab at UM, is collaborating with Wisconsin -based Workshop Architects Inc. as design architect, along with Washington DC-based Hartman-Cox Architects as historic preservation specialists on the project.
— Crains Detroit Business
This renovation allows us to meet the needs of students in the future, honor the architectural integrity of the Union and address significant infrastructure deficiencies
— Susan Pile, UM Senior Director of University Unions and Auxiliary Services

U-M regents to vote on $85M renovation of iconic Michigan Union

Image Source:  MLive

Image Source: MLive

University of Michigan Union

U-M’s Board of Regents is voting on a proposed $85 million “deep renovation” of the Michigan Union at its regular meeting on Thursday, July 21.

The renovation of the 250,000-square-foot space include would create social space on the main level of the building by enclosing the courtyard; greatly expand and improve lounge and study spaces; create a state-of-the-art student organizations and student involvement space; create appropriate spaces for counseling and student support services; and create enhanced meeting space near the main ballroom...

...The architectural firm of Integrated Design Solutions, in association with Workshop architects as the design architect and Hartman-Cox as the historic preservation specialists, will design the project. The project is expected to provide an average of 75 on-site construction jobs.
— MLive