Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, September 17, 2010

Regents approve work at MMPEI, A&D studios,
South Quad

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday.

Design approved for renovation, addition at MMPEI

The Board of Regents approved the schematic design for the planned renovation and addition to the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Laboratory on North Campus.

The renovation of 10,000 gross square feet will provide state-of-the-art laboratory space for energy-related research for the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute, and the 10,000-gross-square-foot addition will provide space for the institute’s administrative functions.

The $11.1 million project is being funded from investment proceeds, the Office of the Vice President for Research and the College of Engineering. Construction is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2013.

New faculty/student studios for School of Art & Design

Approximately 33,000 gross square feet of the Auxiliary Services Building will be renovated to create new studios for faculty and graduate student studios for the School of Art & Design on North Campus.

Consolidating the studios, currently located in two leased locations off-campus, will allow greater collaboration and increase operating efficiencies. The $4.9 million project, funded by investment proceeds, is scheduled to be completed next summer.

Elevator replacement planned at South Quad

A freight elevator servicing three floors at the South Quadrangle residence hall will be replaced with an elevator useable for both freight and passengers servicing nine floors. Housing resources will fund the $1.15 million project that is scheduled to be completed next summer.