Major Projects

Central Campus Classroom Building and the Alexander G. Ruthven Building Renovation

Additional Information

Information and Neighborhood Updates

January 11, 2019          Central Campus Classroom and Ruthven Renovation Construction Preview Meeting Presentation

November 1, 2018       Central Campus Neighborhood Open House Invite

April 6, 2018                State Street Neighborhood Construction Preview Meeting

February 10, 2017       Neighborhood Meeting

About the Project

We propose to demolish the 1964 addition to the Ruthven building consisting of approximately 34,000 gross square feet, that does not allow for large active learning-style classrooms, and in its place construct a new building of approximately 100,000 gross square feet for active learning classrooms, including an auditorium that will seat approximately 550 students, with total building classroom capacity in excess of 1,400 students. We propose the renovation and reuse of the 1928 Ruthven building, designed by notable architect Albert Kahn (approximately 135,000 gross square feet), that is well suited to house dry laboratory computational research space, an approximately 200-person capacity multipurpose room, and administrative space to house the university’s central administration that is currently located in the Fleming Administration Building.

Schedule

The project is currently in the design phase.

Who can I contact with more questions?

Sue Gott
Campus Planner
Architecture, Engineering and Construction
suegott@umich.edu
734.764.2455

Related Website

Fleming Building – Ruthven Project