UM Health Sciences Building Renovation OK’d

At its April 19, 2012 meeting, the University of Michigan board of regents authorized a $55 million renovation of the building that now houses the A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library, located at 1135 E. Catherine St.

According to a staff memo, a large portion of the library’s less frequently used collections will be moved off-site. That will free up about two floors of the building to house a smaller library collection and increased health sciences instructional space, including a clinical skills and simulation suite, and spaces for computing, study, and faculty and student services. A total of about 137,000 square feet will be renovated. TMP Architecture Inc. and Ballinger will design the project.

This brief was filed from the Michigan Union’s Rogel ballroom, where the board held its April meeting.