At their June 16, 2011 meeting, the University of Michigan board of regents authorized staff to issue bids and award contracts on a $23 million addition to the Institute for Social Research building. The board had previously approved the project’s schematic design at their July 2010 meeting, and had given initial approval of the overall project in April 2010.
A four-level addition is planned, adding 44,700 square feet to the existing building at 426 Thompson St. Another 7,200 square feet will be renovated. The project will be paid for in part by federal stimulus funds via a grant from the National Institutes of Health. The expansion will allow the institute to house its research programs under one roof.
This brief was filed from the regents meeting in the boardroom of the Fleming administration building on UM’s Ann Arbor campus. A more detailed report will follow: [link]