We propose to demolish the existing outdated 7,500 gross-square-foot Madelon Pound House that currently houses the Ginsberg Center and replace it with a new, approximately 11,000 gross-square-foot building. In accordance with the university’s naming policy, Madelon Pound’s name will continue to be honored as approved by the Facilities Naming Steering Committee.
The new facility will allow the Ginsberg Center to expand its outreach and increase collaboration among community partners, faculty, and students for positive community engagement. The proposed facility will include collaborative meeting spaces, a resource library, student organization space, support, and administration spaces. The project will include an onsite closed loop geoexchange system for efficient electrical heating and cooling of the facility. We anticipate purchased electricity on the Ann Arbor Campus in the near future will be from renewable energy sources resulting in a carbon neutral operation. We estimate an additional nine parking spaces will be needed for this project and accommodated by the nearby Hill Street parking structure.