Building for the Future
The Open House
In September 2015, UMSN celebrated the grand opening of the new building with an open house. Alumni, the U-M community and members of the general public were invited to explore and learn about the resources of the building, from the high-tech simulations to the study nooks intended to foster student collaboration. Please enjoy the Flickr album showing some of the highlights of the day.
More photos are on the UMSN Facebook page. Click Photos, Albums for much more!
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History of the New School of nursing building
|Initial Project Approval||March 15, 2012||The U-M Board of Regents provide approval for the new School of Nursing building project to move forward into the design phase. They commission the architectural firm RDG Planning and Design of Omaha, NE to design the project.|
|Design Approval||July 19, 2012||The U-M Board of Regents provide design approval and release architect's rendering of the building's exterior. They authorize all additional planning documents to be completed in anticipation of the construction beginning in 2013.|
|Groundbreaking Ceremony||April 5, 2013|
Approximately 200 were on hand to ceremonially break ground for the construction phase of the project. Speakers included UMSN Dean Kathleen Potempa, U-M Provost Phil Hanlon, U-M Regent Julia Darlow, Dean's Advisory Council member Gail Warden, U-M President Mary Sue Coleman and nursing student representative Chris Plampin.
|Final Approval||April 18, 2013||The U-M Board of Regents authorize the issuing of bids and the awarding of construction contracts. This constitutes full approval for the project to move into its construction phase.|
|Construction Site Preparation||October 18, 2013||Part of M-66 parking lot is blocked off, turned over to Turner Construction, and fenced in along with green space at the SE corner of Ingalls & Cornwell Place.|
|Building/Slope Mass Excavation||November 22, 2013||Area cleared and trees protected. Mechanically stabilized embankment (MSE) slope and building mass excavation begins, along with utility infrastructure work.|
|Webcam installed||December 6, 2013||Interested parties can watch the progress of construction on the live webcam.|
|Slope and foundation||March 2014||See photos as crews work on the slope and foundation.|
Three large concrete stairwells were erected. They provide a safe means of egress to the building’s occupants and act as part of the structural frame. The stairwells require approximately 2000 yards of concrete.
|Water-tie ins||April 2014||Crews began the work necessary to tie-in the new building with the water main.|
|Electrical work||May 2014||Electrical duct work began to connect the new building to the power grid.|
|Steel frame and more||July 2014||Crews work on the steel frame, concrete composite deck floors, fireproofing, exterior studs, vapor barrier and sheathing|
|Topping Ceremony||August 20, 2014|
UMSN celebrated with a "Topping Ceremony" as the final piece of structural steel was placed.
|Becoming "watertight"||August 2014||Crews began work on exterior brick and stone masonry. The exterior is expected to look nearly completed by November.|
|Progress inside and out||October 2014||Masons work to complete the brick exterior, while other crews frame the interior walls and install the plumbing, electrical and ductwork.|
|Technology Sneak Peek||December 2014||UMSN’s IT team hosted an open house for the U-M community to showcase the new technology being piloted for use in the new School of Nursing building.|
|Building Opens for Classes||September 2015||The much-anticipated moment arrives!|
|Grand Opening Ribbon-Cutting and Open House||September 18, 2015||The School of Nursing celebrates the grand opening with a ribbon cutting, open house and alumni gala.|
- Guiding Principles and Building Themes used in the Project (View/Hide)
- Both current and new facilities should create community and foster collaboration.
- Every learning environment needs to support active learning.
- Technology must be available to support active learning and collaboration.
- The building should be designed with an eye towards adaptability.
- The design should incorporate flexibility that supports meaningful program activity in a cost effective manner.
- Both the current and new facilities should be holistically planned.
- The building should fit with the U-M architecture, while reflecting a modern style; particularly on the inside.
- The building should incorporate eco-friendly, 'green' features.
- The building should utilize an abundance of natural light
- The building should be design with a courtyard/plaza feature.
- The building should have a strong physical on-campus presence and identity.
- Academic and Administrative Areas Designed into the Building (View/Hide)
Space Features 200 Seat Lecture/Small Group Hall
- Large tiered classroom; 4,278 sq. ft.
- 2 tiers per level
- 2 rows of fixed tables per tier
- Power at the tables
- Movable seating for small group work
- Handicap access
- Sound lock vestibule
- 3 projection screens
250 Seat Conference Center
- Flat floor, adaptable, movable tables/chairs; 4,083 sq. ft.
- Ideal for conferences, student service events as well as class lecture and small group work
- Divisible by sky wall for (2) 60 seat rooms with technology at each table, or divisible for (2) 125 seat rooms with tables/chairs configured in rows
Media Learning Center
- Total of 5,594 sq. ft. across 2 rooms
- (1) 100 seat room and (1) 80 seat room
- Fixed tables with movable seating
- Provides an integrated furniture and media solution
- Designed to enable people to connect and collaborate quickly and seamlessly
- Rooms will be used for lecture and small group breakout
Clinical Learning Center
Academic Administration(The school's Office of Student, Academic & Multicultural Services (OSAMS) and the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA))
- 6 simulation rooms
- Nursing skills lab
- Physical assessment lab
- Standardized patient suite (4 rooms total)
- Task training room
- Debriefing rooms
- Master control room to observe any in-progress simulation or learning activity throughout the Center's rooms
- Anatomy lab
- Interaction space for ~15-20 people
- Staff suite
- Workstations for advisors, recruiters, event coordinator, clinical education manager and other key staff members
- Office and conference room space for academic deans and directors
- Proctor rooms for test taking
- Interaction space for students and for less formal meetings between academic administration personnel and students
- ~15 offices for academic program leads (faculty)
- Transient/"drop in" office space for day use (for faculty teaching in the new facility but with their permanent office space in the existing 400 North Ingalls building)
- Conference rooms
- Business center and interaction space for faculty and student collaboration