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

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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

Munger residents praise unique living environment

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Munger Graduate Residences

As I’ve been here now for a year, I’ve come to realize that every moment here is a precious opportunity for students to learn, and of course that learning goes on in classrooms, but the students are only spending a fraction of their time in classrooms.
— University President Mark Schlissel
University officials and students highlighted the importance of community and diversity as they celebrated the opening of the Munger Graduate Residences on Wednesday, a project largely funded by University alum Charles Munger, a real estate mogul.
— The Michigan Daily

Munger Graduate Residences opens at University of Michigan

The Munger Graduate Residences will provide our graduate and professional students with further opportunities to engage one another across different academic disciplines, backgrounds, and thought, while enriching their educational experience on our campus.
— University President Mark Schlissel
It’s a new kind of environment that allows residents to understand new perspectives, solve issues and bring evolved thinking into their careers.
— Greg Merritt, director of the Coleman-Munger Fellows Program and senior associate director of University Housing