Welcome to Facilities Planning at University of Michigan-Dearborn.
The Mission of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Office of Facilities Planning is to use our expertise and resources to program, design, and construct a quality physical environment which supports the campus community's quest to achieve full academic potential. We pursue these tasks with deliberate attention to matters of safety, aesthetics, functionality, and budget with a commitment to the integrity of the total campus design.
Mardigian Library, Active Learning Classroom
A partnership between the Mardigian Library, the Hub for Teaching and Learning, and Information Technology Services led to the creation of the Active Learning Classroom (ALC), which opened this fall in room 1212 of the Mardigian Library. The large, bright space offers a venue for faculty to try out new technology and furniture styles while experimenting with new teaching pedagogies. The project participated in a pilot program with Steelcase for the creation of active learning environments, which provided deep discounts on furniture and an opportunity to provide feedback to Steelcase on the use of the room and furniture. We are excited to watch how the room gets used, and to learn how it will drive future classroom renovations across campus.
Mardigian Library, Learning Commons
The Learning Commons, located on the second floor of the Mardigian Library, opened for the 2016 fall term. In addition to relocating the computer lab on the first floor and adding a significant amount of electrical locations, the Learning Commons was designed to incorporate a number of different furniture vignettes to optimize collaborative work.