UM Pharma Renovations Move Ahead

Taking another step on a project originally approved at a Nov. 15, 2012 meeting, University of Michigan regents have signed off on the schematic design for a $2.6 million renovation of the UM College of Pharmacy building. The action took place at the regents Feb. 21, 2013 meeting, when the board also authorized staff to issue the project for bids and award construction contracts.

The project will add more offices and cubicles to the basement and first floor, and create a small lobby entrance. It will cover about 12,000-square-feet in the building, located at 428 Church St. in Ann Arbor. The design work is being handled by the architectural firm SHW Group. Jim Luckey of SHW made a brief presentation to the board about the project, which is estimated to provide about nine on-site construction jobs during the work. The renovations are expected to be finished by this fall.

This brief was filed from the Anderson Room at the Michigan Union, where this month’s regents meeting was held.