Bringing these programs together under one roof will create exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching, research and collaboration. It will also offer a richer experience for museum visitors.
In addition to state-of-the-art research spaces in biological sciences, the University had the foresight to pair these programs with a replacement of their aging and under-attended Museum of Natural History. Through this unprecedented coupling, the University opens glimpses into hidden scientific processes to the world.
The design celebrates this union by intertwining public exhibit galleries through three research towers and across two shared atrium spaces, giving the public views into the sophisticated research areas.
Ann Arbor, MI
92 Research Offices, 76 Research Laboratories, Four General Classrooms, Four Large Conference Rooms, Four Small Conference Rooms, Large Interaction Areas, Small Seating Areas, Greenhouse, Growth Rooms and Growth Chambers, Research Support, Natural History Museum, Specimen Artifact Collections, Dining Facilities
Ennead Design Team
Todd Schliemann, Don Weinreich, Jarrett Pelletier, Charles Griffith, John Majewski, Matthew Dionne, Margaret Tyrpa, Stefan Abel, Michael Caton, Kori Camacho, Aleks Dawson, Dean Kim, Amy Maresko, Jacob Reidel, Suzanne Troiano, Hsin Yi Wu