Expansion of architecture building underway at University of Michigan University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning

Expansion of architecture building underway at University of Michigan

The University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning has broken ground on the Ann Arbor campus for a new wing on the Art & Architecture building.

The addition will be named the A. Alfred Taubman Wing in honor of the man who donated $12.5 million to pay for the project. The college itself was named for Taubman after he gave $30 million to the college in 1999.

The university says the new wing will consist of 36,000 gross square feet and have studio space, faculty offices, a classroom, student support spaces and multipurpose commons space for the presentation of academic projects and for events.

"The new wing will establish a remarkable visual presence that reflects the academic strength and influence of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning," says University of Michigan President Mark ​Schlissel.

A new multi-purpose commons will provide a central gathering place for the community and act as the "heart of the building."

The building is anticipated to be completed in 2017.

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