University of Michigan Regents approve design for Institute for Social research addition
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The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved a building design for an addition to the Institute for Social Research building at its meeting today.
A four-level addition of approximately 44,700 square feet was proposed to the existing Institute for Social Research building on U-M's Ann Arbor campus. The addition is meant for office and research spaces, collaborative meeting spaces, and secure data and biospecimen storage.
The $23 million project also includes renovating about 7,200 square feet of the existing building, which will connect to the addition.
An additional 30 to 35 spaces at the Thompson Street parking structure should accommodate additional parking demand.
The regents approved the Institute for Social Research addition at the April meeting. Lord, Aeck and Sargent Inc. was approved for its design.
Funding is coming from an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 grant from the National Institutes of Health, Office of the Provost resources, and Institute for Social Research resources.
The addition to the facilities would increase the institute's ability to support growing research programs and integrate research programs within a single complex, the Regents said.
Construction is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2013.
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