The William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center at the University of Michigan will replaced by a newly built facility University of Michigan

The William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center at the University of Michigan will replaced by a newly built facility.

Plans approved for $10 million multicultural center at University of Michigan

Student input helped develop the plans for the 20,000-square-foot facility

The University of Michigan Board of Regents has approved plans for a $10 million multicultural center on the Ann Arbor campus.

The university says the center will replace the 11,000-square-foot William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center, which has been the home of the multicultural center since 1972.

After gathering extensive input from students and others in the University of Michigan community, the school has decided to build a 20,000-square-foot facility.​

"The idea for a new multicultural center began with students, and students have been the driving energy in all our planning," says Vice President for Student Life E. Royster Harper.

The building will provide space for programs from the existing center and add a multipurpose room with a capacity for 300 people for banquets or conferences, and an active-learning, classroom-style configuration for 100 students.

The architect selected to design the center is Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company.

 

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