Project Description

Ann Arbor News

This renovation transformed former manufacturing space into office space. The building types ranged from a 1936 Albert Kahn historic office to various additions completed during the 1960’s and 1980’s. One additional challenge included that downtime for the renovation was not an option.

The results included a new high tech lobby, a flexible conference and training facility, multiple meeting and teaming rooms, a new employee break room, and workstations and offices for a staff of about 250. The design enhanced security while providing an open and airy office space for staff. Phasing was used to enable construction with minimal disruption to work schedules. Several of the sustainable features of the renovation include energy efficient lighting, water conserving fixtures, renewable and recycled materials, low-VOC products, and an improved HVAC system.

Size: 30,000 sq. ft.

Cost: $7.6M

Year: 2004