Major Projects

Detroit Observatory Classroom and Accessibility Addition

Project Details

Project Number: P00012789

Budget: $10 million


  • Construction Start: Summer 2019
  • Estimated Construction Completion: Spring 2021

Square Feet:

  •  Addition – 7,000 gross square feet

Design Team: Harley Ellis Devereaux

Construction Team: AZ Shmina Inc.


Maps and Construction Logistics

Area Map

Central Campus Map


Looking southwest from corner of Observatory and Ann Streets

Looking west from Observatory Street

Site Plan



Design unveiled for the new addition to Detroit Observatory
March 28, 2019

Regents approve underground addition in Detroit Observatory
February 15, 2018

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