Strategic Vision / Master Planning / Programming / Architecture / Interior Design
University of Michigan
Michigan Union Renovation
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Honoring the Past to
Make the Future
The historic Michigan Union is one of the most beloved and symbolically important places on the campus. Over the decades, however, physical and functional changes have tended to suppress and supplant some of the more socially oriented spaces.
Workshop Architects worked in concert with Integrated Design Solutions, of Troy, Michigan, and historic preservation experts Hartmann-Cox, of Washington, DC, to develop a vision that rethought the fundamental role of the Michigan Union while honoring its architectural legacy as a diverse and inclusive social center.
A robust combination of participatory social research and collaborative design ensured that the revitalized Michigan Union would continue to be cherished by the community and be a truly transformative and enriching place for students.
For more information on the history of the Michigan Union, click here.