The LEED-Silver-certified project adds 36,000 square feet to the original 72,000-square-foot facility and renovates existing third-floor studio space and faculty offices.
The $28.5 million addition and renovation project was initiated by a major gift from the college’s namesake, the late A. Alfred Taubman, who died in 2015. The project was supported by a gift from the late King Stutzman; funds from the U-M offices of the President, Provost and Chief Financial Officer; and the support of alumni and friends.
Originally proposed in 2009, the renovation is the first modification to the Art and Architecture Building since its completion in 1974. The design architect of the addition is Preston Scott Cohen Inc., Cambridge, Mass. The architect of record, Integrated Design Solutions, is an architectural firm based in Troy, led by President Paul Stachowiak.
“Taubman is famous for our robot-filled fabrication labs and our wide-open studio floor,” Dean Jonathan Massey said in a news release. “The A. Alfred Taubman Wing and renovation augments these assets with a faculty research hub and a glorious two-story commons that allows the entire college to gather for lectures, studio reviews, and social events. We are excited to form new living and learning relationships within its complex, carefully considered and sumptuously daylit spaces.”
The building was commemorated on Friday in a ceremony in the A. Alfred Taubman Wing Commons, hosted by Massey. UM President Mark Schlissel and the family of the late Alfred Taubman were expected to attend.
Taubman was a Pontiac native and Bloomfield Hills resident who acquired his wealth as a real estate mogul, building his empire by developing upscale shopping malls across the United States… Read more here.